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3rd EAI International Conference on Programmable and Virtualized Networks

January 19–20, 2017 | Dublin, Republic of Ireland


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Submission deadline extended until 16 October 2016



Network Functions Virtualisation (NFV) is emerging as a technology capable bringing significant cost savings to network operators by allowing network functions to be turned into software and run over general purpose computing and networking infrastructures. In parallel Software Defined Networking (SDN) is enabling flexible, scalable, highly configurable, and reliable networks by leveraging on programmable data-planes and on a logically centralized control plane. Together SDN and NFV are bringing a dramatic wave of innovation in the wired and in the wireless networking domains raising interested among the academic and the industrial communities alike.

The fifth generation mobile network is set to be one of the business domain to benefit the most from SDN and NFV. Customer demand is in fact ever evolving and new technologies are emerging on a daily basis. As a result operators have to deal with higher capital expenditure at a time when the average revenue per user is decreasing. NFV can effectively support these new challenges by implementing 5G network function in software. Several research initiatives on 5G mobile networks have been launched worldwide targeting the definition of the next generation mobile networking ecosystem and the associated standards.

This conference aims at bringing together research and industry partners to present and discuss preliminary research results, ongoing work and experiences on the topic of software based, programmable converged networks and services.



Authors are invited to submit papers that fall into or are related to one or multiple topic areas:

 * End-to-end SDN orchestration of heterogeneous infrastructure

 * SDN and NFV for fixed/mobile convergence

 * Virtualisation and opening of the access network

 * Cognitive and autonomic management & orchestration

 * Programming abstractions for converged networks (optical and mobile)

 * Management of cloud, software defined infrastructure, and NFV

 * End-to-end mobile software networks architecture

 * Analytics and big data approaches for managing networks and services

 * Cloud computing and network virtualization technologies for RAN, backhaul and core

 * NFV architectures for 5G networks

 * Dynamic service placement and management

 * Dynamic Service Function Chaining

 * QoS and QoE new metrics in software defined 5G networks

 * Recursive mobile network architectures

 * Advances in mobile network management and orchestration

 * Fronthaul and backhaul integration

 * Spectrum sharing

 * Evaluation, testbeds and management

 * Open Source tools for 5G Prototyping

 * Emerging 5G standards

 * Economic drivers for the deployment of 5G Networks technologies

 * Feedback on 5G experimental testbed

 * M2M/IoT architectures in 5G

 * Autonomous and self-backhauling



  • The event is endorsed by the European Alliance for Innovation, a leading community-based organization devoted to the advancement of innovation in the field of ICT.
  • All accepted papers will be published by Springer and made available through SpringerLink Digital Library, one of the world's largest scientific libraries. Best papers will be invited to publish also in the EAI Endorsed Transactions on Cloud Systems and in the EAI Endorsed Transactions on Internet of Things.
  • The proceedings are submitted for inclusion to the leading indexing services: DBLP, Google Scholar, Thomson Scientific ISI Proceedings, EI Elsevier Engineering Index, CrossRef, Scopus, as well as ICST's own EU Digital Library (EUDL).