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SDN 2014 : 1st Workshop on Software-Defined Networking


When Sep 7, 2014 - Sep 10, 2014
Where Warsaw, Poland
Submission Deadline Apr 11, 2014
Notification Due May 19, 2014
Final Version Due Jun 17, 2014
Categories    computer science   communication   engineering   networks

Call For Papers

Software-Defined Networking (SDN) is a relatively new paradigm for controlling and managing network devices. It can be defined by three main properties: separation of the network control plane from the data transmission plane, centralization of the network view and controlling functions, and offering open interfaces between the network devices and the network controller. The control plane enables the creation of a dedicated network operating system, which allows the setup of individual and flexible network configurations. Unified efforts of specialists from telecommunication and computer engineering domains have already resulted in successful SDN research projects, SDN simulation tools, development kits, SDN commercial devices and solutions. Deployments of software defined networks have appeared in experimental and production environments.

Opening up the interfaces to network hardware enables more flexible and predictable network control, and makes it easier to extend the network with new functionalities. On the downside, this approach creates also new design problems. How to offer greater flexibility without compromising performance? How to design new applications that capitalize on the programmability of the network? How to achieve high reliability, scalability and security of software defined networks? How can we lower the barrier to creating, testing, and evaluating new applications, which work over a network operating system? How to provide SDN management and orchestration to satisfy both network users and operators?

In the next decade, we can expect pervasive exploitation of processing, storage and networking resources: from smart things and devices to machines and vehicles, from small radio access networks to large multi-technology access infrastructures, from virtual middle-boxes to disaggregated service platforms. All this make SDN to be a very promising technology.

The workshop aims to explore recent SDN research and developments and to help building a larger community to explore and realize the potential of software defined networks.

Topics of interest include, but not limited to:

Wired and wireless data plane
Controller architecture
Inter-domain communication
SDN Testing, Simulation and Debugging
Architectures, functions, interfaces and protocols for efficient management and orchestration
Quality of Network: QoS/QoE supported by SDN
Network abstractions, node and link mapping problem description
Network virtualization
Control algorithms, solutions for efficient traffic engineering
Auto-X: auto-reconfiguration, auto-monitoring, auto-failure detection and avoidance in SDN networks
Security of SDN and security through SDN

Authors should submit draft papers (as Postscript, PDF of MSWord file).

The total length of a paper should be 8-10 pages (IEEE style). IEEE style templates are available here.
Papers will be refereed and accepted on the basis of their scientific merit and relevance to the workshop.
Only papers presented at the conference will be included in the IEEE Xplore® database and submitted for indexation in: Thomson Reuters - Conference Proceedings Citation Index, SciVerse Scopus, Inspec, DBLP Computer Science Bibliography and Google Scholar
Extended versions of selected papers presented during the conference will be invited to the Special Issue of
Scalable Computing; Practice and Experience
other journal(s) to be announced later.
Organizers reserve right to move accepted papers between FedCSIS events

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