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

2020 Awards for Best Paper, Best Fast Track Paper, Best Demo and Travel Grants

The OC of the 2020 IEEE NFV-SDN conference is pleased to the following awards:

Best Paper

Incremental Deployment of Hybrid SDN Network with Optimized Traffic Engineering (Ali Kelkawi, Armeer Mohammed, Anwar Alyatama; Kuwait University)

Best Fast Track Paper

On the integration of AI/ML-based scaling operations in the 5Growth platform (J. Baranda, J. Mangues-Bafalluy, E. Zeydan, L. Vettori, R. Martinez, X. Li, A. Garcia-Saavedra, C.F. Chiasserini, C. Casetti, K. Tomakh, O. Kolodiazhnyi, C. J. Bernardos Centre Tecnologic de Telecomunicacions de Catalunya (CTTC/CERCA), Spain; NEC Laboratories Europe, Germany; Politecnico di Torino, Italy; Mirantis, Ukraine;   University Carlos III, Spain.)

Best Doctoral Symposium Paper

MUDED: Integrating Networks with Applications through Multi-Domain Exposure and Discovery Mechanisms (Danny Alex Lachos Perez; Christian Esteve Rothenberg (University of Campinas (UNICAMP) Sao Paulo, Brazil))

Best Demo

Demonstrating FlowBlaze.p4: fast prototyping for EFSM-based data plane applications (Daniele Moro, Politecnico di Milano, Italy, Davide Sanvito, NEC Laboratories Europe, Germany, Antonio Capone, Politecnico di Milano, Italy)

Student Participation Grants

  • Doctoral Symposium
    • ComSoc Award: Sidharth Sharma
    • Intel Award: Alessandra Fais
  • Conference and Workshops
    • ComSoc Awards: Alexandre Huff, Aman Khalid
    • Intel Award: Kiril Antevski



The 6th IEEE Conference on Network Functions Virtualization and Software Defined Networking (IEEE NFV-SDN 2020) will go virtual in 2020. It is scheduled to be held fully virtual and on-line on the planned dates from 9-12 November 2020.

Nevertheless, the conference will still have the flavor of its original host country Spain and host city Madrid/Leganes.

Many researchers have indicated that is difficult to operate as normal. Therefore, IEEE NFV-SDN 2020 has adapted its deadlines scheme to reflect the current distortion. Hence, this year’s deadline for full papers is July 27th 2020.

In 2020 IEEE NFV-SDN conference will focus on first operational results related to virtualized network functions (VNFs) as well as designing, describing, orchestrating, and managing new applications made of VNFs which smarten networks and their usage. In addition, IEEE NFV-SDN 2020 continues the premier IEEE event on the latest NFV and SDN concepts and mechanisms.

We look forward to your participation!

Kurt Tutschku and Larry Horner

(General Chairs 2020 IEEE NFV-SDN and on behalf of the OC)



2020 Patrons

  • Diamond

  • Gold

  • Technical Sponsor

  • Technical Sponsor