Download the Call for Demonstrations


The IEEE conference on Network Softwarization, NetSoft 2017, invites demonstration proposals on networking software related research prototypes. As a high-profile, leading edge forum for researchers and engineers in the field of networking software, Software Defined Networking (SDN) and Network Function Virtualization (NFV), NetSoft 2017 offers a unique opportunity to demonstrate innovative and leading edge networking software prototypes, engage with highly skilled technical audience, and discuss emerging technologies with key thought leaders. Demonstrations showcasing working systems, innovative applications, ground breaking ideas, and novel concepts related to networking software are welcome. We are seeking the following types of contributions without implying any order of preference:

  • Demonstrations from 5G testbeds and prototypes.
  • Demonstrations from student authors related to the concepts presented in their paper(s).
  • Demonstrations from authors whose contributions have been accepted in the main conference and workshops
  • Demonstrations from faculty and academic research groups related to NetSoft 2017 key topics
  • Demonstrations from industrial researchers.
  • Demonstrations from open source communities.


Prospective contributors are expected to turn in a demo proposal in the form of a 2 or 3 pag    es paper in IEEE conference double-column format, preferably incorporating a demo system architecture illustration. Demo papers will be peer-reviewed and accepted demo papers will be included in the electronic conference/workshops proceedings bundle provided to NetSoft 2017 attendees and will be subsequently submitted to IEEE Xplore. The paper should incorporate the following:


  • Title
  • Abstract
  • Description
  • Key networking concepts involved and what is demonstrated
  • Prototype Illustrations
  • Highlights of the innovation, ground breaking, novel ideas in Networking Software.
  • A crisp list of individual items that will be demonstrated.
  • The list of technical requirements for the demonstration (power outlet, space, etc.).

The proposal may include additional documents like power points, etc., that clarifies the demonstration. Demonstration proposal papers should be submitted through electronic mail (E-mail) to,, and


  • Paper Submission: May 31st, 2017
  • Notification of Acceptance: June 2nd, 2017
  • Camera Ready Papers: June 9th, 2017

Stuart Clayman UCL, UK
Cagatay Buyukkoc, AT&T, USA
Roberto Riggio, CREATE-NET, Italy

Antonio Manzalini, Telecom Italia Mobile, Italy
Roberto Verdone, University of Bologna, Italy

IEEE Communications Society, IEEE Software Defined Networks