Message from the NetSoft 2016 TPC Co-Chairs

 

On behalf of the Technical Program Committee (TPC) of the 2nd IEEE International Conference on Network Softwarizarion (NetSoft 2016), it is our pleasure to welcome you to Seoul, Korea. NetSoft 2016 focuses on the theme, “Softwarization of Networks, Clouds, and Internet of Things,” presenting recent, emerging approaches and technical solutions for dealing with future softwarized networks, clouds, and IoT infrastructures, as well as with novel services provided on top of these infrastructures. Software-Defined Networks (SDN), Network Function Virtualization (NFV) and Software-Defined Network-based Cloud Computing are different expressions of Software-Defined Infrastructures (SDI). This transformation trend towards softwarization is deeply impacting Telecom and ICT industries. In addition, this trend is also transforming several other industries, bringing softwarization to optimize costs and processes and to bring new values in the infrastructures. In particular, SDN, NFV and network programmability are creating the conditions to reinvent network and service architectures.

 

A total of 107 papers were submitted (74 full papers and 33 short papers) by authors from 32 different countries. All submitted papers underwent a rigorous review process with at least 3, but usually 4 reviews for each paper. After author rebuttals were submitted, a TPC meeting took place, where every paper was discussed taking into account its content, the reviews and the submitted rebuttal. From the 107 submitted papers, 20 full papers were accepted for the plenary session track and 36 promising papers were accepted for the technical session track.

 

The aforementioned papers – covering the topics such as efficient resource management and orchestration, service function chains for softwarized infrastructures, management of SDN/NFV-based systems, monitoring of softwarized networks, testbeds and experiments, traffic engineering in softwarized networks, quality guarantees in softwarized environments, transition strategies and pricing models – will be presented, along the week, in 6 plenary sessions and 4 technical sessions. The program is also composed of 7 keynotes by distinguished speakers, 8 tutorials, 4 workshops, a distinguished expert panel, together with interactive demo/poster/exhibition sessions during the breaks. It is our sincere hope that you will truly enjoy the event and take advantage of the content-rich and inspiring program.

 

NetSoft 2016 owes its success in large part to a dedicated community from industry and academia. We wish to thank the authors of the submitted papers. We also wish to thank the members of the TPC and the additional reviewers for their constructive and detailed reviews. A special “thank you” goes to the entire OC for their great help and constructive ideas. In particular, we want to express our sincere gratitude to the General Chair, Prof. James Won-Ki Hong, and the Chair of the Steering Committee, Dr. Prosper Chemouil, for their excellent guidance and support throughout the entire process.

 

Best regards and enjoy NetSoft 2016 in Seoul!

 

Filip De Turck

Joon-Myung Kang

Hyunseung Choo

Filip De Turck

Ghent University-iMinds,   Belgium

Joon-Myung Kang

Hewlett Packard Labs,

USA

Hyunseung Choo

Sungkyunkwan University, Korea