IEEE Netsoft 2018 Workshop on Advances in Slicing for Softwarized Infrastructures (S4SI)


The current industry trend of convergence between computing and networking eco-systems highlights that computing, storage, and connectivity services, as well as any other present and future application instances, will be deployed in the form of virtualized assets within a software-defined infrastructure running on top of general-purpose processing and communication hardware. All of these will be managed and made available under the cloud “As A Service” paradigm. One of the current trends in this space is the concept of Slicing. This has drawn much attention from many people interested in this important and developing area. 
The S4SI workshop addresses both the advances and challenges related to Slicing in Softwarized Infrastructures for faster and improved deployment of services in current and future 5G environments.



2nd IEEE SDN & EIT Digital Federated Testbeds Workshop

2 November 2016 - Berlin, Germany

The 2nd Federated Testbeds Workshop focused on 5G/SDN/NFV/MEC.

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IEEE SDN & EIT Digital: Federated Testbeds Workshop

3-4 May 2016 - San Francisco, California, USA

Twenty thought leaders from the IEEE SDN Initiative, EIT Digital, service providers, industry and academia gathered for a two-day workshop to discuss the idea of a Federated Testbed (FTB) that would allow accelerated development of SDN and NFV as two important components of 5G era networks.

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Test-Bed and Field Trial Working Group on SDN-NFV-5G

Research and development around Software Defined Networking (SDN) and Network Function Virtualization (NFV) is vast and testbeds and related toolkits in academia addressing SDN, NFV, Mobile Edge Computing (MEC) and 5G technologies are being set-up. A strong impact on the industry is anticipated.

The present work group addresses the difficulty to maintain an overview of the available toolkits and to identify their proper operation and which combinations make sense. The group aims to provide a living catalogue of available open source toolkits in the SDN/NFV/MEC context allowing PhD students around the world to get started in these technologies.

With the involvement and support from the community the toolkits can be extended and valuable input to emerging standards and products can be provided.

Main objective of the Working Group is to enable academia and industry with a maintained living catalogue of SDN/NFV/MEC related Open-Source Software Toolkits with the purpose of setting-up Open Testbeds.

For further information on this Working Group, please contact Thomas Magedanz, Director of NGNI, Competence Center NGNI, Fraunhofer FOKUS.

Read more at Open Source Toolkits & Testbeds: SDN/NFV/MEC Work Group.


Software Defined Network and Network Function Virtualization Resources and Organizations

SDN/NFV Resources and OrganizationsSoftware Defined Networking (SDN) and Network Function Virtualization (NFV) are seen as a means to reduce both hardware and management costs while enabling more innovation and quicker deployment of networked devices and services. There are 3 types of organizations that define how to deploy NFV and SDN: Standard Organizations that typically define standard specifications, Open Source Organizations that implement Open Source Code and Hybrid Standard/OpenSource organization that both define standard specifications and implement open source code.

View Resources that explore the landscape and entities of all three approaches.