The 5th IEEE International Conference on Network Softwarization (NetSoft 2019) will be held on June 24-28, 2019 in Paris, France. IEEE NetSoft has been created as a flagship conference aiming at addressing “Softwarization” of networks and systemic trends resulting from the convergence of Cloud Computing, Software-Defined Networking (SDN), and Network Function Virtualization (NFV), and leading the path to network automation.

NetSoft 2019 will feature technical paper presentations, keynotes, tutorials, demos and exhibitions from world-leading experts representing service providers, vendors, research institutes, open source projects, and academia. Additionally, topical workshops will be co-located so various call for proposals are issued.

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

  • Programmable SDN and NFV: languages, architectures, environments
  • Softwarized cloud, fog, and edge infrastructures
  • Cognitive and autonomic networking
  • Network slicing and slice management
  • Mobility Management in software networks
  • Policy- and Intent-Based Networking
  • Centralized vs Distributed control, management & orchestration
  • Abstractions and virtualization of resources, services, and functions
  • Service function chaining (including SF placement optimization and SFC OAM)
  • Container/microservice-based network functions
  • Efficient network/service monitoring in SDN/NFV
  • AI techniques to support network automation
  • Analytics and big data approaches for managing softwarized networks
  • QoS and QoE in softwarized infrastructures
  • Resilience, reliability, and robustness of softwarized networks
  • Cooperative multi-party, multi-domain, multi-tenant SDN/NFV environments
  • Security/Safety/Trust support in virtualized environments
  • SDN switch/router architecture and design
  • Dynamic resource discovery mechanisms and service parameter/resource negotiation schemes
  • APIs, protocols, and languages for programmable networks
  • Lifecycle management of network software
  • DevOps methodologies for network softwarization
  • Debugging and introspection of software-defined virtualized systems
  • Service fulfillment assurance systems in SDN/NFV environments
  • Softwarized platforms for Internet of Things (IoT)
  • Energy efficient and green software-defined infrastructures (SDI)
  • Transition strategies from existing networks to SDN/NFV
  • New service models and paradigms enabled by softwarization
  • New value chains and business models
  • Socio-economic impact and regulatory implications for softwarization
  • Experience reports from experimental testbeds and deployments


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Important dates

  • Conference Dates

    24 Jun.



    28 Jun.


  • 10 Dec.


    Draft paper submission deadline

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