IEEE Conference on Network Function Virtualization and Software Defined Networks
The 5th IEEE Conference on Network Functions Virtualization and Software Defined Networking (IEEE NFV-SDN 2019) will be held this year in Dallas, Texas, USA on 12-14 November 2019.
In addition to the latest NFV and SDN concepts and mechanisms, the 2019 IEEE NFV-SDN conference will focus on first operational results related to virtualized networks functions (VNFs) as well as designing, describing, orchestrating, and managing new applications made of VNFs which smarten networks and their usage.
Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) and Software Defined Networks (SDN) are an accepted evolution in all areas of network concepts and technologies. They are expected to further radically and dramatically transform not only telecommunication networks, campus, enterprise and data centers networks, but accelerate the introduction of smart cities/homes/cars/businesses and green infrastructures. Currently, NFV and SDN are in the transition phase from development into first trials, evaluation and early deployments, too.
A major impact for the rapid adoption is the shift to openness and knowledge exchange during the transition process. Open source software and hardware development, the convergence of IT and telco development and alignment of operation processes as well as integration of latest research results in algorithms, hardware design, etc. together with a continuous competition of the best ideas for acceptance in the community has supported the widespread acceptance of NFV and SDN.
The 2019 IEEE NFV-SDN conference understands itself as one accelerator of the continuous exchange on the latest ideas, developments and results between all ecosystem partners in the academia and industry area. The conference is highly encouraged to foster discussion on new approaches as well as dedicated work on missing aspects for improvements of NFV and SDN enabling architectures, algorithms, frameworks and operation of virtualized network functions and infrastructures.