9th IEEE International Conference on Network Softwarization
19–23 June 2023 // Madrid, Spain
Boosting Future Networks through Advanced Softwarization

Call for Tutorial Proposals (closed)

Important Dates

  • Tutorial submission deadline: January 27, 2023, February 10, 2023 (firm)
  • Acceptance notification:  February 28 2023
  • Tutorial material:  June 12, 2023

Scope and Topics of Interest

The 9th IEEE International Conference on Network Softwarization (NetSoft 2023) will be held on June 19 – July 23, 2023 in Madrid, Spain. IEEE NetSoft has been created as a flagship conference aiming at addressing “Softwarization” of networks and systemic trends concerning the convergence of Cloud Computing, Software-Defined Networking (SDN), and Network Functions Virtualization (NFV). The IEEE NetSoft 2023 conference seeks tutorial proposals, which should provide clear and focused teaching materials covering hot and emerging topics that are within the scope of the conference, which include:

  • Programmable SDN and NFV: languages and architectures (P4 and others)
  • Softwarized cloud, fog and edge infrastructures
  • Cognitive and autonomic networking
  • Softwarization in Metaverse (AR/VR and digital twins)
  • AI/ML techniques to support network automation
  • Big data analytics for managing softwarized networks
  • Network slicing and slice management
  • Mobility management in software networks
  • Policy-based and intent-based Networking
  • Centralized vs distributed control, management & orchestration
  • Context-awareness orchestration 
  • Hardware-acceleration in orchestration
  • Abstractions and virtualization of resources, services and functions
  • Service Function Chaining
  • Container/microservice-based network functions
  • Efficient network/service monitoring in SDN/NFV
  • QoS and QoE in softwarized infrastructures
  • Resilience, reliability, and robustness of softwarized networks
  • Network softwarization for 5G/6G
  • Future Internet and New IP architectures
  • Network management at the edge for low-latency services
  • Cooperative multi-domain, multi-tenant SDN/NFV environments
  • Security, Safety, Trust and Privacy in virtualized environments
  • Softwarized switch/router architecture and design
  • Dynamic resource discovery and negotiation schemes
  • Lifecycle management of network software
  • Programmability for Time-Sensitive Networks (TSN)
  • Development methodologies for network softwarization (DevOps, NetOps, Verification)
  • Debugging and introspection of software-defined systems
  • Softwarized platforms for Internet of Things (IoT)
  • Energy efficient and green software-defined infrastructures (SDI)
  • Transition strategies from existing networks to SDN/NFV
  • New value chains and service models enabled by softwarization
  • Socio-economic impact and regulations for softwarization
  • Experience reports from experimental testbeds and deployments

Submission Guidelines

A NetSoft 2023 tutorial proposal should be submitted in a single PDF file (4 pages max.), and must include the following:

  1. Tutorial title
  2. Tutorial duration: short (90 minutes) or long (180 minutes plus a break)
  3. Abstract briefly describing the concept and content of the tutorial (up to 300 words)
  4. Names, affiliations and short biographies of the speakers highlighting their experience on the proposed topic (up to 300 words per speaker)
  5. Intended audience and a brief description of the background required by the tutorial attendees.
  6. Planned format of the tutorial, such as lecture or hands-on
  7. Tutorial content: a detailed description of the tutorial content. It should highlight the relevance and  timeliness of the addressed topic, the goal of the tutorial and an outline of its content. If appropriate, a description of previous tutorial experience of the speaker(s) and past versions of the tutorial (including number of attendees)
  8. Hand-out material: a description of the non-interactive material that will be provided to the tutorial’s attendees (e.g., slides, code snippets, tools, virtual machines).
  9. Hands-on material: a description of the interactions that will be asked attendees to perform, as well as a readme file with all necessary steps required by attendees to follow along.

Please submit proposals by email (to both addresses: alessio_sacco@polito.it, federica.paganelli@unipi.it)

Tutorial Co-Chairs

  • Alessio Sacco, Politecnico di Torino, Italy
  • Federica Paganelli, University of Pisa, Italy

If you have any questions, please contact the tutorial co-chairs (alessio_sacco@polito.it, federica.paganelli@unipi.it).