IEEE Workshop on Security Issues in SDN

London, UK, April 13-17, 2015


Call for Papers (PDF, 343 KB)



The IEEE International Workshop on Security issues in SDN (Sec-SDN 2015) will be held between April 13-17, 2015 in London, U.K. at the Cruciform Building of University College London (UCL) with 1st IEEE International Conferenceon Network Softwarization (NetSoft 2015). Software Defined Networking emerged as a game changer and major business enabler for current vendors, operators and software developing companies. SecSDN 2015 aims to attract both academic researchers and a larger audience for scientific exchanges, interactive expert panels and high quality paper presentations related to the security issues in SDN. Security in SDN is becoming crucial for the deployment and acceptance of SDN based networks and critical infrastructures and thus many current research efforts are addressing various pieces in this research landscape. With topics that range from deep packet inspection, data analytics for SDN and data plane virtualization, Sec-SDN is the first workshop to address the security issues faced by SDN. The workshop encourages authors to submit original papers covering both theoretical and practical approaches for securing SDN, leveraging software driven security architectures and reporting practical experiences from securing SDN.

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:

  • Security in software defined networking
  • Data analytics for monitoring in SDN
  • NFV for security management
  • Denial attack detection with SDN
  • Deep packet inspection in SDN
  • Service chaining for security monitoring
  • Threat and risk modelling for SDN
  • Data plane virtualization for security
  • OpenDayLight security mechanisms
  • Machine learning for SDN security
  • Domain Specific Languages for SDN security
  • Game theory for SDN security
  • Visualization of SDN security
  • Computational intelligence for Security in SDN
  • Agile secure development for SDN
  • SDN for critical infrastructure protection
  • Scada security and SDN
  • Security policies and management in SDN


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


Authors are invited to submit original papers up to 6 pages, which are not published or submitted for publication elsewhere. Papers should be in IEEE 2-column US-Letter style using IEEE Conference templates ( and submitted as PDF via EDAS at: Papers exceeding these limits, multiple submissions elsewhere, and self-plagiarized papers will be rejected. All submitted papers will be subject to a peer-review process. Accepted and presented papers will be published in the SEC-SDN 2015 Proceedings and submitted to IEEE Xplore®.


Olivier Festor, Telecom-Nancy, France
Radu State, SnT, Luxembourg


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


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


Dr. Amit Saha, Cisco
Dr. Mukesh Taneja, Cisco
Dr. Kashinath Basu, Oxford Brookes University
Dr. Amitava Biswas, Cisco Systems
Dr. Olivier Festor, INRIA Nancy – Grand Est
Mr. Jérôme François, INRIA Nancy Grand Est
Dr. Vijay Gurbani, Bell Laboratories, Alcatel-Lucent
Dr. Miroslaw Kantor, University of Luxemburg
Dr. Chen Liu, Microsoft
Dr. Philippe Owezarski, LAAS-CNRS
Mr. Radu State, University of Luxembourg