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SOSR 2019: The Symposium on SDN Research
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More than 10 years have now elapsed since the beginning of Software-Defined Networking (SDN). Over the course of a decade, SDN has fueled incredible innovation, revolutionizing virtually all networking areas. SDN is now deployed in a growing number of production and experimental settings, including data centers, enterprise networks, content providers, and Internet Service Providers.

At its core, SDN is all about making programming networks as easy as programming computers. Through programming interfaces and programmable substrates, SDN enables specifying and provisioning network-wide forwarding behaviors, as well as adapting how the network hardware itself forwards traffic. SDN has enabled more flexible and predictable network control, made it easier to extend the network with new functionality, and made it possible to verify the correctness of networking behaviors.

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. Similar to previous years, SOSR will be held at same time as the Open Networking Summit (ONS).

We invite researchers and practitioners to submit both long and short previously unpublished papers, choosing the length appropriate to the level of completeness and detail in the work. We particularly encourage position papers, radical ideas, and papers on real applications and experiences of SDN.

We invite submissions on a wide range of research, including, but not limited to:

    Applications of SDN in home, wireless, cellular, enterprise, data-center, backbone, and content distribution networks, etc.
    Applications of SDN to network management, monitoring, security, etc.
    Applications of SDN to Internet of Things (IoT), content-centric networking, computational workflows, etc.
    Applications of SDN at the physical layer (e.g., programmable topologies, bandwidth variable links, optical networks)
    Virtualized network functions (e.g., firewalls, intrusion detection systems, load balancers)
    Network virtualization
    White-box and bare-metal switching
    Novel data-plane architectures
    Novel offload and acceleration techniques to support SDN operations (e.g. using smart NICs, switch dev, FPGA and kernel or network stack bypass)
    Programming languages, verification and testing techniques
    Incremental deployment of SDN into operational networks along with experiences deploying SDN technology and applications in operational networks
    Novel techniques for improving the security, reliability, performance, and scalability of SDN architectures 

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

    The design and applications of useful SDN tools
    Surveys of important SDN concepts, techniques, and standards
    Technical overviews of larger research projects, production systems, and use cases
    Open-source benchmark suites or measurement data for evaluating SDN systems 

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 two ­columns, 10­ point format following the sigconf format of the 2017 ACM Master Article LaTeX Template. Use the sample latex file sample-sigconf.tex. 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. SOSR '19 is double-blind, meaning that authors should make a good faith effort to anonymize papers. Papers should be submitted electronically via the submission site.

Accepted papers will be published in the ACM Digital Library. We stress that the publication of short papers at SOSR does not preclude the later publication of a full-­length version of the paper at a conference or in a journal. 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, co-­located with ONS.

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Last updated by Dou Sun in 2018-09-29
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