The Symposium on SDN Research (SOSR) is the premiere venue for research publications on SDN, building on past years' successful SOSR and HotSDN (Hot Topics in Software Defined Networking) workshops. This year, SOSR will be co-located with the Open Networking Summit (ONS) and the USENIX Symposium on Networked Systems Design and Implementation (NSDI'16), providing greater opportunity for industry and academia to jointly explore and debate recent developments related to all aspects of SDN.

The ACM SOSR 2016 conference will be held in Santa Clara, CA on March 14-15, 2016.


  • 2016-03-15: Best Paper Award: "CacheFlow: Dependency-Aware Rule-Caching for Software-Defined Networks" by Naga Katta, Omid Alipourfard, Jennifer Rexford, and David Walker
  • 2016-03-13: Final schedule updates
  • 2016-03-11: Program papers posted
  • 2016-03-10: Travel grants awarded
  • 2016-02-25: Travel grant info posted
  • 2016-02-19: Program schedule posted
  • 2016-02-18: Keynote Speaker Announced
  • 2016-02-08: Registration info posted
  • 2016-02-08: Hotel info posted
  • 2016-01-07: Tentative program posted
  • 2015-12-21: Paper notifications
  • 2015-10-30: Paper submission deadline
  • 2015-10-26: Paper registration deadline
  • 2015-10-10: SOSR2016 web site is up

Important Dates

Paper registration (with abstract): October 26, 2015 (5pm US Pacific Time)
Paper submission: October 30, 2015 (5pm US Pacific Time)
Notification: December 18, 2015
Camera-ready due: February 19, 2016
Conference: March 14-15, 2016 in Santa Clara, CA

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