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. The ACM SOSR 2018 will be held in Los Angeles, CA on March 28-29, 2018. Like last year, SOSR will be co-located with the Open Networking Summit (ONS) , providing opportunity for industry and academia to jointly explore and debate recent developments related to all aspects of SDN.

We also pleased to announce that we will be giving out the SOSR Software Systems Award at this year's SOSR, which recognizes software that has significantly impacted SDN.

On freedom of movement

We organizers of ACM SOSR are committed to ensuring a free exchange of ideas and international cooperation. We fully support ACM SIGCOMM's "Statement on Freedom of Movement," as well as ACM's statement of "Concern about United States Executive Order Suspending Visas"; we will do all we can to help participants to attend and interact with others at SOSR. [applying for a visa]


  • The SOSR 2018 program is now available.
  • 2018-02-20: Instructions to apply for a travel grant are here.
  • 2018-01-28: OVS has been selected to receive the ACM SOSR Software Systems Award in 2018! Congratulations to the entire OVS team!
  • 2018-01-25: To encourage and increase the participation of a diverse community, we are pleased to offer a child care grant.
  • 2018-01-25: The list of accepted papers is up. Congrats to all of the authors!
  • 2018-01-07: The deadline for SOSR award is extended to January 13, 2018
  • 2017-12-25: The registration page is up. Join us!
  • 2017-11-29: The call for demos and posters is up.
  • 2017-11-26: Call for SOSR Software Systems Award.
  • 2017-09-01: SOSR 2018 call for papers!

Important Dates

Paper registration
(with abstract):

November 3, 2017 (AoE)
Paper submission: November 10, 2017 (AoE)
Notification: January 19, 2018
Camera-ready due: February 28, 2018
Conference: March 28-29, 2018 in Los Angeles, CA

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