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First IEEE International Workshop on Algorithms and Operating Procedures for Federated Virtualized Networks (FEDNET2012)



Collocated with IEEE NOMS 2012, April 16th, 2012, Maui, Hawaii, USA. URL: http://cs.univie.ac.at/research/research-groups/future-communication/fednet-2012/

(Supported by EuroNF; http://euronf.enst.fr/)

CALL FOR PAPERS

Two major concepts have emerged recently for implementing the Future Internet or future networks: Net-work Virtualization (NV) and Network Federation (NF).

Network Virtualization enables the parallel operation (respectively consolidation) of multiple and possibly application specific network in a single physical system, and thus achieving vertical integration of network and services. Network Federation aims at the combination, also denoted as stitching, of willingly cooperating network resources and thus achieving horizontal convergence of diverse technical or administrative domains. Due to these features, NV and NF are currently investigated in almost all major FI projects such as GENI, AKARI, OneLab2 or G-Lab as the core technologies.

However, the operation of NV and NF based networks might become challenging. The support of multi-domain federated networks in virtual environments requires scalable management of network nodes and resources, which may exhibit a strong dynamic behavior. Future NV and NF based networks form constantly changing transport system in contrast to today's rather static network. Furthermore, the users will not care about the whereabouts of services; currently they are viewed as parts of the virtualized and federated "cloud", and it's completely up to the operators to orchestrate the system behind the user interface such that good Quality of Experience is achieved.

Thus, new paradigms for network management of NV and NF are required. Here, a highly distributed "In-Network Management" may be envisaged. To support this scalable management several challenges are in place. Some of these challenges include the discovery of the virtual resources in the federated environment, the support of different resources and how they can be stitched, which resources to be combined together, the bootstrap and federation of different virtual resources from different places, the negotiation of resources between providers, the maintenance of transparency of the network with multiple criteria and multiple operators, and of extremely importance is the performance measurement and models to evaluate federated networks. The integration of network and cloud resources for the support of federation of both networks and services will also be of major importance.

The aim of the first IEEE Workshop on Algorithms and Operating Procedures for Federated Virtualized Networks (FEDNET2012) is to bring together scientists and engineers from academia and industry and from various disciplines to exchange and discuss their ideas, views and research results towards the management and especially operation of consolidated, converged, virtualized and federated Future Inter-net and networks of the future.

Topics of particular interest:

Workshop organizers

Technical Program Committee (confirmed, additional members will be added):

Paper Submission:

Paper submissions must present original, unpublished research or experiences. Late-breaking advances and work-in-progress reports from ongoing research are also encouraged. Only original papers, that have not been published or submitted for publication elsewhere, can be submitted. Each submission must be written in English, accompanied by a 75 to 200 words abstract that clearly outlines the scope and contributions of the paper, and a list of key words. There is a length limitation of 8 pages (including title, abstract, all figures, tables, and references) for regular conference papers, and 4 pages for short papers describing work in progress. Submissions must be in IEEE 2-column style. Papers exceeding these limits, multiple submissions, and self-plagiarized papers will be rejected without further review.

Authors should submit their papers (full or short) in PDF, postscript, or Word formats via JEMS

Styles and format files for contributions is available here

PROCEEDINGS

Papers accepted for FEDNET2012 will be included in the conference proceedings, IEEE Xplore, and EI Index. The IEEE reserves the right to remove any paper from IEEE Xplore if the paper is not presented at the workshop.

Important dates:

Submission of papers: December 30th, 2011
Notification of acceptance: January 27th, 2012
Final camera ready papers: February 17th, 2012 (Hard Deadline)
Workshop: April 16th, 2012