First International Workshop on Softwarized Infrastructures for 5G and Fog COMPUTING
First International Workshop on Softwarized Infrastructures for 5G and Fog Computing (Soft5 2017)
The full ITC 29 Soft5 Workshop program is available online.
To be held in conjunction with the ITC 29 in Genoa, Italy.
Technically co-sponsored by IEEE and VDE ITG, and in cooperation with ACM SIGCOMM
CALL FOR PAPERS
In recent years, network technologies and architectures are facing a deep transformation, in order to meet tomorrow’s 5G requirements, the expected number of users and of network-connected objects, and extremely large traffic volumes. Classical network architectures are rapidly proving inadequate and are being rendered obsolete by novel approaches that allow more flexible and more pervasive integration with Information Technology services. New approaches to the joint design of cloud applications and the networks that underpin them will be needed to maximize their potential.
State-of-the-art cloud computing allows mobile smart devices to access the required computing and storage resources by directing service requests to nearby datacenters in the Internet. In order to satisfy low latency and bandwidth requirements posed by next-generation cloud services (e.g., high-definition video streaming, online gaming, tactile Internet), there is the need of deeply re-thinking network and IT technologies in a holistic fashion. Next-generation cloud services will have challenging requirements for the maximum end-to-end response time (in the order of few milliseconds or even less).
It is clear that the next frontier to reduce the end-to-end network latency will consist of hosting cloud applications directly into network infrastructures, and of being as close to end-users as possible. This approach can enable a fast/economically-sustainable convergence of network technologies onto general-purpose hardware and modular software platforms, as in today’s datacentres. On the one side, programmable hardware will give the possibility of hosting third-party software; on the other side, advanced software platforms (based on the NFV and SDN paradigms) will provide an unmissable opportunity to unify complex network systems that are responsible for a large share of the Telco operating expenses.
This upcoming network “softwarization” process is not free of drawbacks that may even threaten its viability. Notwithstanding the notable potential of future network and cloud/fog technologies, the economic impact and environmental sustainability and scalability levels that they must face are causing a large concern. Specific solutions to fit the ambitious 5G requirements need to be integrated into the core specification of these technologies as soon as possible. Energy efficiency and the complexity of network/service management have already been identified as two of the major sources of sustainability and scalability issues for today’s Internet technologies. These open problems, if not addressed, will definitely hinder the upcoming “softwarization” revolution.
Authors are invited to submit papers that fall in the area of 5G networks and fog computing services and applications. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following:
- cloud and network virtualization technologies;
- architectures for SDN and NFV in legacy and 5G networks;
- radio resource allocation in 5G networks;
- ultra-large cells and drone-based cells;
- user mobility and application/service proximity;
- 5G radio access technologies;
- use-case applications leveraging on integrated network and fog facilities;
- management and monitoring of QoS/QoE over programmable networks;
- cloud and network operating systems;
- performance evaluation of 5G networks;
- software development approaches over programmable infrastructure;
- testbed implementations of 5G and fog computing technologies;
- energy efficiency and cloud/network management approaches;
- distributed applications deployment and orchestration frameworks;
- network softwarization in access and core networks;
- network and fog computing support for IoT and big-data.
Papers accepted for Soft5 will be included in the ITC 29 proceedings (electronically and IEEE Xplore). The IEEE reserves the right to remove any paper from IEEE Xplore if the paper is not presented at the workshop.
PLEASE NOTE: To be published in the ITC 29 Proceedings and to be eligible for publication in IEEE Xplore®, an author of an accepted paper is required to register for the workshop at the full (member or non-member) rate and the paper must be presented by an author of that paper at the workshop unless the TPC Chair grants permission for a substitute presenter arranged in advance of the event and who is qualified both to present and answer questions. Non-refundable registration fees must be paid prior to uploading the final IEEE formatted, publication-ready version of the paper. For authors with multiple accepted papers, one full registration is valid or up to 3 papers. Accepted and presented papers will be published in the ITC 29 Proceedings and submitted to IEEE Xplore®.
Paper submissions must present original, research or experiences. Late-breaking advances and work-in-progress reports from ongoing research are also encouraged. Only original papers that have not been published or submitted for publication elsewhere can be submitted. Each submission must be written in English, accompanied by a 75 to 200 word abstract and a list of up to 5 key words. There is a length limitation of 6 pages (including title, abstract, figures, tables, and references) or full papers and of 4 pages for short papers. Papers exceeding these limits, multiple submissions, and self-plagiarized papers may be rejected without further review.
At least one author of accepted papers must be present at the workshop to present the paper. Accepted and presented papers will be published in the conference proceedings (electronically and IEEE Xplore) and submitted to IEEE Xplore as well as other Abstracting and Indexing A&I) databases. Submissions must be in IEEE 2-column style, A4 format. Templates for both Latex & Word can be found at the following link: Submission Template.
Authors should submit their papers in PDF, postscript, or Word format via EDAS.
Camera-ready version should be uploaded as indicated at camera-ready instructions.
- Venkatesha Prasad, TU-Delf, The Netherlands
- Honggang Zhang, Zhejiang University, China
- Mayutan Arumaithurai, University of Goettingen, Germany
- Nicola Blefari-Melazzi, University of Rome Tor Vergata, Italy
- Franco Davoli, University of Genoa, Italy
- Phuoc Tran-Gia, University of Würzburg, Germany
Technical program committee (to be confirmed)
- Jaap Van de Beek, Lulea University of Technology, Sweden
- William Liu, Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand
- Fabio D'Andreagiovanni, CNRS, France
- Aleksandra Smiljanić, Belgrade University, Serbia
- Michael Seufert, University of Würzburg, Germany
- Robert Birke, IBM Research, Switzerland
- Giovanni Schembra, University of Catania, Italy
- Constantinos Vassilakis, Ubitech, Greece
- Paolo Lago, CNIT, Italy
- Thomas Zinner, University of Würzburg, Germany
- Martin Collier, Dublin City University, Ireland
- Stefan Covaci, Technical University of Berlin, Germany
- Bessem Sayadi, Nokia, FR
- Cyril Soldani, University of Liege, Belgium
- Anastasios Zafeiropoulos, Ubitech, Greece
- Claudia Campolo, University Mediterranea of Reggio Calabria, Italy
- Emil Matus, Technical University of Dresden, Germany
- Xiaojun Wang, Dublin City University, Ireland
- Chadi Barakat, INRIA, France
- Chiara Lombardo, CNIT, Italy
- Andrea Cattoni, Keysight Technologies, Denmark
- Stefano Salsano, University of Rome Tor Vergata
- Paolo Monti, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden
- Filip Idzikowski, Poznan University of Technology, Poznan
- Jairo A. Gutierrez, Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand
- Antoine Bagula, University of Western Cape, South Africa
- Christos Tselios, CITRIX, Greece
- Riccardo Lancellotti, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy
- Claudia Canali, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy
- Juan Manuel Sanchez, Telcaria Ideas SL, Spain
- Francesco Malandrino, Polytechnic University of Turin, Italy
- Jinsong Wu, University of Chile, Chile
- Ibrahim Matta, Boston University, USA
- Daniel Kilper, University of Arizona, USA
- Shaolei Ren, University of California – Riverside, USA
- Valentin Burger, University of Würzburg, Germany
- Antonio Cianfrani, University of Rome "La Sapienza", Itlay