IEEE NetSoft 2016

Message from the NetSoft 2016 General Chair


Welcome to the 2nd IEEE International Conference on Network Softwarization (NetSoft 2016) being held at The-K Hotel, Seoul, Korea during June 6-10, 2016. NetSoft 2016 builds further on the successful first edition, held in London, UK in April 2015 and is the flagship conference established as part of the IEEE Software-Defined Networks (SDN) Initiative of the IEEE Future Directions Committee. NetSoft is the primary IEEE forum for publication and technical exchange of the latest research and innovation results in this challenging area, and brings together academia and industry to evaluate and ponder maturing developments related to all aspects of network softwarization.


The theme of NetSoft 2016 is “Softwarization of Networks, Clouds, and Internet of Things”. With this theme, we have prepared an excellent program consisting of seven keynote speeches from telcos, academia and vendors from around the world, plenary sessions with 20 full papers, 36 technical session papers, distinguished experts panel, exhibitions showcasing the latest solutions from vendors, demos of research prototypes, and posters of ongoing works by researchers. In addition, we are offering six important and timely tutorials on various aspects of network softwarization. We are also co-locating four workshops on the latest hot topics including Software Defined 5G Networks, SDN and IoT, Open-Source Software Networking, and Security in Virtualized Networks.


We have also prepared an excellent social program, starting with the Welcome Reception on Monday evening, a unique and interesting “Gangnam Style” tour on Tuesday evening followed by the Conference Banquet on Wednesday evening with lots of Korean food and entertainment. We hope that you will be able to experience and enjoy the Korean culture, food and interesting places to visit before, during and after the conference.


I would like to express my deepest gratitude to all the dedicated organizing committee members from around the world, technical program committee members for coming up with an excellent technical program. I would also like to thank the IEEE SDN Initiative Members for their great help and guidance. Also, special thanks must go to the board members of SDN/NFV Forum as well as the staff members of KANI, and members of DPNM Lab, POSTECH for their help in organizing and operating this conference. I would also like to thank the patrons (KT, SKT, Huawei, HPE, KulCloud, Atto Research) and financial/technical co-sponsors and endorsement organizations. Without all of their support, NetSoft 2016 would not have been possible. I thank you all!


Enjoy NetSoft 2016 and Dynamic Korea!


James Won-Ki Hong