Call for Demonstrations

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Softwarization of Networks, Clouds, and Internet of Things


June 6-10, 2016



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 2016 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 2016 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 2016 delegates and will be subsequently submitted to IEEExplore. The paper should incorporate the following:

  • Title
  • Abstract
  • 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 list of technical requirements for the demonstration (power outlet, space, etc.).

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 April 29th, 2016.

The NetSoft 2016 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 2016 program committee will send acceptance notifications to a selected list of contributors no later than April 15th, 2016. The selected contributors are required to submit camera-ready presentation document that will be used for the demonstration by May 9th, 2016. 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 2016 main conference at the demo rate and to demonstrate their prototype at the specified session.



  • Paper Submission: April 29th, 2016
  • Notification of Acceptance: May 6th, 2016
  • Camera-ready Papers: May 13th, 2016


NetSoft General Chair

James Won-Ki Hong, POSTECH, Korea


Demonstrations Co-Chairs

Sungwon Lee, KHU, Korea

Roberto Riggio, Create-Net, Italy

Noriaki Kamiyama, Osaka University, Japan


IEEE SDN Initiative Chair

Antonio Manzalini, Telecom Italia, Italy



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