IEEE Conference on Network Function Virtualization and Software Defined Networks
10-12 November 2020 // Virtual Conference

Authors

Author Submission Guidelines for Call for Papers

Prospective authors are invited to submit original full technical or fast-track papers for publication in the IEEE NFV-SDN 2020 Conference Proceedings and for presentation in the technical sessions.  We solicit submission of high-quality full papers reporting original and novel research results on all above topics. Papers must be written in English, unpublished and not submitted elsewhere. Full papers must be formatted as the standard IEEE double-column conference template.

Full Technical Papers

Full technical papers should have a maximum paper length of six (6) printed pages (10-point font), including figures, without incurring additional page charges (maximum 1 additional page with over length page charge of USD100 if accepted). Papers exceeding 7 pages will not be accepted at EDAS. Submit papers here: https://edas.info/N27388

Fast-Track Papers

In addition, we welcome fast-track papers from the research community up to four (4) pages in length (10pt font); max. one additional page with over length page charge of USD100 if accepted. These papers should focus more on recent and newly-developing results. FAST-TRACK papers will be reviewed with a more open mind towards the scope of evaluation or breadth of topics compared to longer papers. We recommend that authors check both calls for papers before submitting. Submit papers here: https://edas.info/N27388

Demo Papers

The IEEE NFV-SDN 2020 conference also invites demonstration papers in the NFV and SDN realms addressing (but not limited to) the topics above. The demonstrations should be configured to run in a cloud environment accessible via Internet and presented from the exhibition space floor on the demonstrator’s laptop. Also, an author of an accepted demo is required to register for the conference at the full or limited rate and present the demo at the IEEE NFV-SDN 2020 conference. Submit papers here: https://edas.info/N27388

Doctoral Symposium

The Doctoral Symposium is a new feature for the conference this year. It provides an opportunity for PhD students to discuss and get valuable feedback on preliminary research work from experienced researchers from both industry and academia. It will help to build and strengthen collaboration amongst the communities researching and working in the areas of NFV and SDN. The doctoral symposium has the status of an IEEE workshop and provides an excellent opportunity for networking amongst PhD students and experienced researchers. Accepted submissions are published in the conference proceedings. For information on submission, please see the call for doctoral symposium.

Workshop Papers

Prospective authors are invited to submit original workshop papers for publication in the IEEE NFV-SDN 2020 Conference Proceedings and for presentation in the technical sessions. We solicit the submission of high-quality papers reporting original and novel research results on the conference topics. Papers must be written in English, unpublished and not submitted elsewhere. They must be formatted as the standard IEEE double-column conference template.

General Requirements

To be published in the IEEE NFV-SDN 2020 Conference Proceedings and to be eligible for publication in IEEE Xplore, an author of an accepted paper is required to register for the conference at the FULL (member or non-member) rate and the paper must be presented by an author of that paper at the conference.  For authors with multiple accepted papers, one FULL registration is valid for up to 3 papers. Accepted and presented papers will be published in the IEEE NFV-SDN 2020 Conference Proceedings and submitted to IEEE Xplore®.

The IEEE reserves the right to exclude a paper from distribution after the conference (including its removal from IEEE Xplore) if the paper is not presented at the conference. Papers are reviewed on the basis that they do not contain plagiarized material and have not been submitted to any other conference at the same time (double submission). These matters are taken very seriously and the IEEE Communications Society will take action against any author who engages in either practice.