IEEE NetSoft 2017 Call for Papers
IEEE NetSoft 2017, the flagship conference of the IEEE SDN Initiative, will be held on 3-7 July 2017 in Bologna, Italy! Authors are invited to submit papers that fall into the area of software-defined and virtualized infrastructures. The conference theme is Softwarization Sustaining a Hyper-connected World: en route to 5G. The submission deadline for technical papers is 5 December 2016.
For a list of topics and submission instructions, view the Call for Papers.
Proactive Management of the Virtualized Mobile Core for IoT
M2M communications enable the IoT where billions of devices, typically low power devices requiring low data rates, work with little or no human intervention. The convergence of cellular and Low Power Wide Area networks under the umbrella of 5G is expected to connect a new generation of such M2M devices. However, the majority of current wireless systems, including LTE/LTE-A, are currently designed and optimized to support mainly Mobile BroadBand services and so not ideally suited for the M2M communication scenarios.
Towards Artificially Intelligent Networks
Antonio Manzalini recently delivered a keynote speech at IEEE CloudNet. The presentation focused on the developments towards "Artificially Intelligent Networks" where SDN-NFV-Cloud-Edge-Fog Computing will converge with A.I. systems and methods.