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Call for Papers - SOSR 2017

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Software Defined Networking (SDN) refactors the relationship between network devices and the software that controls them. Opening up the interfaces to programming the network enables more flexible and predictable network control, and makes it easier to extend the network with new functionality. SDN is employed in a large and growing number of experimental and production settings spanning enterprise data centers, campus networks, telcos, clouds, and online service provider networks. A variety of new applications have been developed, including network virtualization, responsive traffic engineering, dynamic access control, and seamless mobility support.

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 is once again co­located with the Open Networking Summit (ONS) and with attendees from each event having access to selected sessions in the other event. As in 2016, this will enable interaction among the academic and industrial attendees of these two events focussed on research and development of SDN.

We invite researchers and practitioners to submit both long and short papers. SDN has matured to the point that large complex systems have been built and have experienced broad deployment. We hope to encourage submission of more detailed systems and experience papers by accepting long papers to the conference.

We call for submission of previously unpublished papers on Software Defined Networking. We particularly encourage position papers, radical ideas, and experiences building and deploying SDN systems.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following:

In addition to traditional research papers, we seek papers that present:

Submission Instructions

Submissions must be original, unpublished work, and not under consideration at another conference or journal. Each submission must be a single PDF file in two­column, 10­point format following the alternate ACM SIG LaTeX style file. Submitted short papers should be no longer than six (6) pages, and long papers no longer than twelve (12) pages, including all material except references. Papers must include the author names and affiliations for single­blind peer reviewing by the program committee. Papers should be submitted electronically via the submission site, a link to which will be posted on the symposium web site.

Accepted papers will be published in the ACM Digital Library. Publication of short papers at SOSR is not intended to preclude later publication of a full­length version of the paper at a conference. Authors of accepted papers are expected to present their papers at the symposium and will have the opportunity to present a poster/demo at an interactive session, co­located with ONS.

Please direct submission-related questions to sosr17chairs@cs.yale.edu.

Submission site:

Please visit https://sosr17.hotcrp.com/ to submit.

Important Dates

Paper registration
(with abstract):

October 28, 2016 (5pm US Pacific Time)
Paper submission: November 4, 2016 (5pm US Pacific Time)
Notification: January 13, 2017
Camera-ready due: March 1, 2017
Conference: April 3-4, 2017 in Santa Clara, CA

Call for Demos and Posters - SOSR 2017

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The ACM Symposium on SDN Research (SOSR) demos and posters session showcases research-focused work currently underway in academia and research organizations. Topics of interest are the same as research topics in the SOSR call for papers. We particularly invite the submission of emerging results in SDN research that address timely problems, that can help evolve the landscape of SDN (e.g., addressing new applications), that enhance our understanding of how SDN work in real-world deployments or realistic test beds, or that could influence further applied research and experimentation in industry. The SOSR 2017 Demos and Posters committee will review all proposals.

Why should you submit a demo to SOSR?

ACM SOSR offers unique opportunities to presenters because the event is collocated with the Open Networking Summit (ONS), the flagship SDN conference in which industry experts, decision makers, vision and trend setters, researchers, and students mix up all together. In fact the SOSR demos will share the same exhibition floor with ONS industry demos, allowing demo presenters — especially for students — a great opportunity to interact directly with a very knowledgeable and diverse crowd at the conference regarding their ongoing research topics. In addition, accepted demos and posters will be published as a two-page abstract for the archived conference proceedings, giving even more chances to reach broader audience over time.

All demos will be provided with table space, an external display, a poster board and wireless Internet access by default. The demos should be configured to run in a cloud environment accessible via Internet and presented from the exhibition space floor on the demonstrator's laptop. Any additional needs (beyond the defaults: table, monitor, Internet) such as equipment for the demo, required setup time or additional facilities must be requested with submission.

If you have interesting early-stage work, which has not yet evolved into a fully-fledged demo, please consider submitting a poster proposal

What is a poster?

We expect both poster and demo presenters to prepare a poster. A poster is A0 paper size in portrait mode (841 × 1189mm), to which you can affix visually appealing material that describes your research. Alternatively, you can use the space as a continuum. You should prepare the best material (visually appealing and succinct) that effectively communicates your research problem, techniques, results, and what is novel/important about the work. You do not submit such a large-format image; only an abstract describing in text what the poster would present.

What to submit

Please submit your demo or poster proposal in the form of a two-page abstract in PDF. The abstract should clearly state: (a) the problem being addressed, (b) what makes this problem interesting, important, and difficult, (c) your approach to the problem, and (d) the key contribution.

If you are submitting a demo, you should also include a video clip showcasing the work, in addition to the abstract. The video should be no more than 3 minutes and should give a good idea of what the demo is about and what it would look like. A link to the video should be included in the abstract PDF.

Prepare your abstract using the 10-point format following the alternate ACM SIG Alternate conference style. Word documents will not be accepted. The abstracts of accepted posters and demos will be available to all attendees at the conference.

Students who are submitting demos/posters are highly encouraged to examine if they are eligible for student travel grants.

Where to submit

Please submit your abstract to https://sosr17demos.hotcrp.com/. Submissions are single blind, so please include authors' names and affiliation.

Important Dates

Submission Deadline: Friday February 17, 2017 (23:59 PST)
Acceptance Notification: Friday March 3, 2017
Camera-ready Deadline: Friday March 10, 2017

Organizers

Demo and Poster Chairs
Marco Canini (KAUST)
Changhoon Kim (Barefoot Networks)
Committee
Gordon Brebner (Xilinx)
Mukesh Hira (VMware)
Naga Katta (Salesforce)
Dejan Kostić (KTH Royal Institute of Technology)
Joshua Reich (AT&T Research)
Eric Rozner (IBM Research)
Robert Soulé (Università della Svizzera italiana)

Instructions for Accepted Papers

Overview

PDF formatting

Please observe the following when submitting PDFs. (Non-compliant files will be returned to the authors to fix.)

Classifiers, Keywords, and Copyright

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