SDN4FNS in Trento, Italy

Conference Overview

SDN (Software Defined Networks) and NFV (Network Functions Virtualization) are creating the conditions to reinvent network architectures. This is happening first at the edge of the network where “intelligence” has already started migrating, and it is where innovation is more urgently needed to overcome the “ossification” by improving networks and services infrastructure flexibility.

It is likely that SDN will impact future networks evolution. SDN principles adoption will allow cost-savings and improvements in the QoS, and even create new business opportunities. It will be a matter of following the thinking that technology and business developments will be more and more strictly intertwined. A certain technology will be adopted not only if it is advantageous and trusted but also if it will be able to enable desired business ecosystems; on the other hand, newly designed potential ecosystems will look for enabling solutions and technologies capable to bring them into reality.

Conference Venue

SDN4FNS was held at:


Trento, Italy

on 11-13 November 2013

Logistic Information

Theme of the Conference

Software Defined Networks:

A change of paradigm for business…
or just stuff for techies?

SDN4FNS Whitepaper

SDN4FNS Whitepaper Now Available:
Software-Defined Networks for Future Networks and Services – Main Technical Challenges and Business Implications

Access the SDN4FNS whitepaper

Visit the IEEE SDN web portal for more articles and publications in the fields of SDN and NFV.

Important Dates

  • 02 September 2013:
    Abstract submission deadline
  • 20 September 2013:
    Papers submission deadline
  • 15 October 2013:
    Papers acceptance notification
  • 18 October 2013:
    Early registration
  • 25 October 2013:
    Papers – final camera ready submission
  • 11-13 November 2013:
    2013 SDN4FNS Conference


Future Directions
   IEEE Communications Society    IEEE Computer Society    Wireless World Research Forum   

Organizing Committee

  • Chair: Antonio Manzalini
  • Roberto Saracco
  • Ezio Zerbini
  • David Soldani
  • Heiner Stuttgen
  • Stephen F. Bush
  • Laura Meijere

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