IEEE Conference on Network Function Virtualization and Software Defined Networks
9 -12 November 2020 // Virtual Conference

Call for Tutorials

Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) and Software Defined Networks (SDN) are an accepted evolution in all areas of network concepts and technologies. They are expected to transform not only telecommunication networks, campus, enterprise, and data center networks, but accelerate the introduction of smart cities/homes/cars/businesses and green infrastructures. Currently, NFV and SDN are in the transition phase from development into trials and early deployments.

The shift to openness and knowledge exchange during the transition process is encouraging rapid adoption. Open-source software and hardware development, the convergence of IT and telco development, and alignment of operation processes have supported the widespread acceptance of NFV and SDN. The latest research results in algorithms, hardware design, etc. together with competition for the adoption of the best ideas for acceptance in the community is driving rapid growth of research in this area.

The organizing committee invites proposals for tutorials to be held prior to the main conference. Tutorials should serve one or more of the following objectives: introducing students and newcomers to major topics in NFV and SDN research; providing instructions on established practices and methodologies; surveying a mature area of NFV and SDN research and/or practice; motivating and explaining an NFV and SDN topic of emerging importance; introducing expert non-specialists to an NFV and SDN research area.

Submission Guidelines

Proposals should be submitted by electronic mail to the Tutorial Program Co-Chairs:,

The submission should be in the form of a pdf file containing sections on:

  • Tutorial Title:
  • Keywords:
  • Intended Audience:
  • Motivation and Context:
  • Outline and Tentative Schedule (for 1/2day or full-day tutorial):
  • Importance and Timeliness of the Tutorial:
  • Speaker/Author’s Previous Tutorial, Seminars, and IEEE Flagship Conf. Presentations Experiences:
  • Key Bibliography:
  • Speaker/Author’s Biosketch:

Important Dates

July 27th, 2020           Tutorial submission deadline (extended)
August 3rd, 2020        Acceptance notification
October 12th, 2020   Camera-ready papers

Tutorial Co-Chairs

Rentao Gu, BUPT, CN (
Silvia Fichera, Sant’anna, Pisa, IT (