Call for Demos

IEEE NetSoft 2015 Demonstrations

The 1st IEEE Conference on Network Softwarization
13-17 April 2015, UCL, London, UK


The IEEE conference on Network Softwarization symposium, NetSoft, invites demonstration proposals on networking software related research prototypes. As a high-profile, leading edge forum for researchers and engineers in the field of networking software, Software Defined Networking (SDN) and Network Function Virtualization (NFV), NetSoft 2015 offers a unique opportunity to demonstrate innovative and leading edge networking software prototypes, engage with highly skilled technical audience, and discuss emerging technologies with key thought leaders.

Demonstrations showcasing working systems, innovative applications, ground breaking ideas, and novel concepts related to networking software are welcome. In particular, we are seeking the following types of contributions without implying any order of preference:

  • Demonstrations from student authors related to the concepts presented in their paper(s).
  • Demonstrations from authors whose contributions have been accepted in the main conference and workshops
  • Demonstrations from faculty and academic research groups related to NetSoft 2015 key topics
  • Demonstrations from industrial researchers.
  • Demonstrations from open source communities.

Submission Guidelines

Prospective contributors are expected to turn in a demo proposal in the form of a 2-page paper in IEEE conference double-column format, preferably incorporating a demo system architecture illustration. Demo papers will be peer-reviewed and accepted demo papers will be included in the electronic conference/workshops proceedings bundle provided to Networks 2015 delegates and will be subsequently submitted to IEEExplore. The paper should incorporate the following:

  • Title
  • Description
  • Key networking concepts involved and what is demonstrated
  • Prototype Illustrations
  • Highlights of the innovation, ground breaking, novel ideas in the area of Networking Software.
  • A crisp list of individual items that will be demonstrated.

The proposal may include additional documents like power points, etc., that clarifies the demonstration.

Demonstration proposal papers should be submitted through electronic mail (E-mail) to and by February 15, 2015.

The NetSoft 2015 program committee will review the demonstration proposals for acceptance, based on the following criteria:

  • Significance of the research contribution in terms of innovation, novelty, ground breaking in the area of networking software.
  • Potential impact on the field of networking and more importantly on Network Softwarization.
  • The specification of the list of individual items that will be clearly demonstrated.
  • The clarity and the quality of the documentation provided along with the demonstration proposal.

The NetSoft 2015 program committee will send acceptance notifications to a selected list of contributors no later than February 28, 2015. The selected contributors are required to submit camera-ready presentation document that will be used for the demonstration by March 9, 2015. This submission should include the following documents:

  • The original proposal document(s) incorporating any corrections and clarifications required by the committee.
  • Demonstration is expected to be within 20-30 minutes. Optionally, a power point presentation document could be used as support for the demonstration.
  • A detailed prototype description document that describes the demonstration setup, hardware and software used, explanation of the theory involved, description of the software architecture and design.
  • An abstract of the detailed document that will be published in the conference proceedings.

At least one author of each accepted proposal is required to register for the NetSoft 2015 main conference and demonstrate their prototype at the specified session.

Important Dates

  • Submission deadline: February 15, 2015
  • Acceptance notification: February 28, 2015
  • Camera ready: March 9, 2015

Demonstrations Co-Chairs

  • Palani Chinnakannan, Cisco, USA
  • Morgan Richomme, Orange Labs, France