10th International Conference on Network and Service Management
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - November 17-21, 2014

1st International Workshop on Management of SDN and NFV Systems

The first International Workshop on Management of SDN and NFV Systems (ManSDN/NFV 2014) will be held in conjunction with the International Conference on Network and Service Management (CNSM 2014) in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, November 17-21, 2014. The workshop is endorsed by the IEEE Technical Committee on Network Operations and Management (CNOM).

Software Defined Networking (SDN) and Network Function Virtualization (NFV) are two disruptive paradigms that are shaping the future networking landscape. They bring the promise of enabling flexible management solutions but they also introduce new challenges to the area of network management. Given their related nature, this workshop seeks to bring together researchers and industry partners to present and discuss interesting research results, ongoing work and experiences concerning either or both of these paradigms.

Topics of Interest

Authors are invited to submit papers that address the paradigms of SDN or NFV in the network management domain. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following:

We look forward to your submissions and to your participation to the workshop!

Paper Submission

Paper submissions must present original, unpublished research or experiences. Only original papers not published or submitted for publication elsewhere may be submitted. Each submission must be written in English, accompanied by a 75 to 200 words abstract that clearly outlines the scope and contributions of the paper. There is a length limitation of 6 pages (including title, abstract, all figures, tables, and references) for regular workshop papers, and 4 pages for short papers describing work in progress. Submissions must be in IEEE 2-column style. Self-plagiarized papers will be rejected without further review. Authors should submit their papers via EDAS at http://edas.info/N18171

Extended versions of the workshop papers can be submitted to the IEEE Transactions on Network and Service Management (TNSM) special issue on "Efficient Management of SDN and NFV-based Systems". More information about this special issue is available on: http://ieee-tnsm.org/index.html


Papers accepted for ManSDN/NFV 2014 will be included in the conference proceedings, IEEE Xplore, IFIP database and EI Index. IFIP and IEEE reserve the right to remove any paper from the IFIP database and IEEE Xplore if the paper is not presented at the workshop. Awards will be presented to the best paper and to the best student paper at the workshop.

Important dates

Paper submission: July 20th, 2014 August 5th, 2014 Closed
Notification of acceptance: September 1st, 2014  
Final version of papers due: October 1st, 2014  
Workshop date: November 21st, 2014  

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