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FED5G 2017

IEEE International Workshop on
Federated Testbeds for NFV/SDN/5G: Experiences and Feedbacks


Topics of Interest

FED5G aims at providing an international forum for researchers and practitioners from academia, industry, network operators, and service providers to discuss and address the challenges deriving from bringing the technologies from labs to the field with special attention to the effective integration of SDN and NfV functions into a single programmable context.

The workshop welcomes contributions from several communities interested in the “virtualization at large” approach, the programmability of network resources, the integration of these functions, the introduction of novel security features. The workshop is particularly interested in real use cases and their implementation.

Another topic of great importance is the operation of these platforms. This is a new paradigm, and many operators and other stakeholder need to learn how to fully exploit the capabilities offered. New processes for the management of resources, for the relationship with developers, for the requirements captures from the users have to be identified and consolidated in order to make these platforms a valid instrument for changing the way in which communication services are provided. In addition the workshop aims at considering how these technologies can influence and shape the definition and implementation of the future 5G networks.

Contributions that discuss lessons learnt and best practices, describe practical deployment and implementation experiences, and demonstrate innovative use-cases are especially encouraged for presentation and publication.

We are particularly interested in papers that cover, but are not limited to, the following topics:
  • Integration and interworking of different SDN/NfV platforms
  • Orchestration
  • Integration of SDN/NfV and extension of SDN capabilities
  • Evaluation and applicability of the SDN/NfV solution to the 5G context and beyond
  • Operations and maintenance of these new platforms
  • Programmability of the platforms
  • Security issues and solutions
  • Definition and implementation of different types of KPIs for controlling the platform
  • Virtualization and slicing for 5G
  • Development of use cases on top of the platforms
  • Use cases and experiences in developing applications using these technologies