IEEE SDN Initiative Publications Committee

The IEEE SDN Publications Committee is responsible for developing initiative supported publications such as magazines, transactions and journals.

The Publications Committee is comprised of the following members representing academia and the industry (equipment manufacturers and operators) from various geographic regions around the world:

  • Filip De Turck, Ghent University, Belgium
  • Kohei Shiomoto, NTT Network Technology Laboratories, Japan
  • James Won-Ki Hong, POSTECH, Korea
  • Luciano Paschoal Gaspary, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
  • Rolf Stadler, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden
  • Prosper Chemouil, Orange Labs, France
  • Alexander Clemm, Cisco, USA

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Raouf BoutabaRaouf Boutaba, Co-Chair of the Publications Committee

Raouf Boutaba is a Professor of Computer Science at the University of Waterloo. He is the founding Editor in Chief of the IEEE Transactions on Network and Service Management (2007-2010), and on the editorial board of several other journals. He served as the general or technical program chair for a number of international conferences including IM, NOMS and CNSM. His research interests are in the areas of network and service management. He has published extensively in these areas and received several journal and conference Best Paper Awards such as the IEEE 2008 Fred W. Ellersick Prize Paper Award. He also received several other recognitions such as the Premier's Research Excellence Award, Industry research excellence Awards, fellowships of the Faculty of Mathematics, of the David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science and several outstanding performance awards at the University of Waterloo. He has also received the IEEE Communications Society Hal Sobol Award and the IFIP Silver Core in 2007, the IEEE Communications Society Joe LociCero and the Dan Stokesbury awards in 2009, the IEEE Communications Society Salah Aidarous award in 2012, and the recipient of the 2014 McNaugthon Gold Medal. He served as a distinguished lecturer for the IEEE Computer and Communications Societies. He is fellow of the IEEE, a fellow of the Engineering Institute of Canada and a fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering.



Alex GalisAlex Galis, Co-Chair of the Publications Committee

Alex Galis ( is a Professorial Research Fellow In Networked and Service Systems at University College London (UCL). He has co-authored 10 research books and more that 200 publications in the Future Internet areas: system management, networks and services, networking clouds, virtualisation and programmability. He participated in a number of EU projects including overall technical leadership of the MISA - Management of IP networks, FAIN – programmable networks, CONTEXT – context aware networking and AUTONOMIC INTERET – autonomic networking projects. He was a member of the Steering Group of the Future Internet Assembly (FIA) and he led the Management and Service–aware Networking Architecture (MANA) working group at FIA. He acted as PTC chair of 14 IEEE conferences including TPC co-chair of IEEE Network Softwarization 2015 (NetSoft 2015 and reviewer in more than 100 IEEE conferences. He also acted as a Vice Chair of the ITU-T SG13 Group on Future Networking ( He is currently the co-chair of the IEEE SDN publication committee (