IEEE Conference on Network Function Virtualization and Software Defined Networks
14–16 November 2022 // Chandler, AZ, USA

Call for Workshops



The 8th IEEE NFV-SDN conference, which will take place in Arizona, invites proposals for one full-day or two half-day workshops to be held on Nov. 14, 2022 at the start of the main technical program. The purpose of the workshops is to complement the main conference program with forums to exchange expertise on technical aspects, development, integration, as well as standardization efforts on particularly focused areas of interest within the frame of the NFV-SDN conference. We strongly encourage proposal from both industry and academia alike.


The topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following: 

  • Network Slicing in 5G/6G Systems 
  • NFV Evolution  
  • Advances in Network Services Chain  
  • SDN and NFV Security challenges 
  • Portability and benchmarking of Virtual network functions  
  • Edge Computing synergy with NFV and SDN  
  • Split computing for NFV-SDN operation 
  • Machine learning for NFV Management and Orchestration  
  • NFV-SDN deployment cases across vertical sectors 
  • Validation and Verification of Network Services and VNFs 
  • Zero-touch network and Service Management 


Submission Guidelines 

Each IEEE NFV-SDN workshop proposal in a single PDF file must include: 

  • Name and abbreviation of the workshop 
  • Names, addresses, and a short bio of the workshop organizing committee (OC) chairs 
  • A brief description of the technical focus of the workshop, its motivation and its potential to complement the conference topics. 
  • The Technical Program Committee (TPC) and Organizing Committee (OC) roster. 
  • The planned format of the workshop, including a strategy to facilitate lively and interactive discussions. 
  • Publicity and advertising plan to attract paper submissions and attendees. 
  • A draft of a 1-page Call for Papers (CfP) including title, description, topics and important dates.  


Submitted Workshop proposals should not exceed 2 pages plus the 1-page CfP, and should be submitted via email to 

General Co-chairs  

Kurt Tutschku, BTH, Sweden 

Larry Horner, Intel, USA  


Workshop Co-chairs  

Antonio de la Oliva, University Carlos III of Madrid, Spain 

Paolo Casari, University of Trento, Italy 

Dewang Gedia, Cisco Systems, USA 


Important Dates  

Workshop proposal submission:    June 28, 2022  
Notification of acceptance:    July 05, 2022  
Camera-ready submission deadline for workshop papers:     October 09, 2022  



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