IEEE Workshop on Management Issues in SDN, SDI and NFV

London, UK, April 13-17, 2015


Call for Papers (PDF, 199 KB)



The IEEE International Workshop on Management Issues in Software defined network, Software defined infrastructure and network function virtualizatION (MISSION 2015) will be held between April 13-17, 2015 in London, U.K. at the Cruciform Building of University College London (UCL) along with 1st IEEE International Conference on Network Softwarization (NetSoft 2015). Software is increasing flexibility and programmability of infrastructure in SDN, SDI and NFV. This softwarization trend has materialized new product and services that lead to significant business benefits. To realize these benefits, we also need to rethink the management issues along with making progress in core functionalities for SDN, SDI and NFV. A holistic system-oriented innovation approach is needed to redesign infrastructure management operations, NMS artefacts and functionalities at multiple levels. The MISSION 2015 workshop will address these new and emerging management issues in SDN, SDI and NFV.


Authors are invited to submit papers that fall into the area of software-defined and virtualized infrastructures. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • System management challenges in SDN, SDI, NFV
  • Network management practices and business procedures for SDN, NFV, SDI in telco and enterprise data center infrastructures
  • New paradigms in network operations, administration and management for SDN, SDI and NFV
  • Management challenges in mobile and wireless SDN and NFV environment
  • Service orchestration in converged network-compute and data center management
  • Reliability issues in SDN and NFV
  • Network management & operations related automation, troubleshooting and administration tools for SDN, SDI and NFV
  • Cloud based network and system management application paradigms for SDN , SDI and NFV
  • Application of artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML), analytics and big data in network and system management of SDN, SDI and NFV
  • Insights about Network Management System (NMS) architectural requirements & analysis
  • User experience, user interface design issues and challenges in NMS for SDN, SDI, NFV ethnographic studies on network operations centers, usability studies of management applications


Paper Submission (Extended): February 16, 2015
Camera Ready Papers: March 13, 2015
Notification of Acceptance: March 6, 2015


Authors are invited to submit only original papers not published or submitted for publication elsewhere. Papers should be within 6 pages, in IEEE 2-column US-Letter style using IEEE Conference (www.ieee.org/conferences_events/conferences/publishing/templates.html) templates and submitted in PDF format via EDAS at: http://edas.info/N19315. Papers exceeding these limits, multiple submissions elsewhere, and self-plagiarized papers will be rejected without further review. All submitted papers will be subject to a peer-review process. Accepted and presented papers will be published in the MISSION 2015 Workshop Proceedings and submitted to IEEE Xplore.


Kashinath Basu, Oxford Brookes University, UK
Chen Liu, Microsoft, US


Amitava Biswas, Cisco Systems, US
Noura Limam, University of Waterloo, Canada


Prosper Chemouil, Orange Labs, France
George Pavlou, University College London, UK


Dr. Frank Ball, OBU
Dr. Rajdeep Bhowmik, Cisco Systems, Inc.
Dr. Roberto Bruschi, CNIT
Dr. Walter Cerroni, University of Bologna
Prof. Christian Esteve Rothenberg, University of Campinas – UNICAMP
Dr. Lisandro Granville, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul
Dr. Laurent Lefevre, INRIA
Dr. Lefteris Mamatas, University of Macedonia
Dr. Rajat Mehrotra, Desert Research Institute
Mr. Kenichi Ogaki, KDDI Corporation
Dr. Marco Di Felice, University of Bologna
Dr. Aravind Kailas, UNCC
Prof. Spyros Denazis, University of Patras
Prof. Steven Latre, University of Antwerp – iMinds
Mr. You Lu, UCLA
Mr. Pengyuan Du, UCLA
Dr. Michael Menth, University of Tuebingen
Mr. Lukas Paraschis, Cisco Systems Inc.
Dr. Amit Kumar Saha, Cisco Systems Inc.
Mr. Radu State, University of Luxembourg
Dr. Mukesh Taneja, Cisco Systems Inc.
Mr. Shyam Kapadia, Cisco Systems Inc.
Dr. Amitava Biswas, Cisco
Dr. Wolfgang Braun, University of Tuebingen
Mr. Rene Raeber, Cisco
Dr. Mark Schmidt, University of Tuebingen