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ENS 2022: 1st International Workshop on Edge Network Softwarization


co-hosted at 8th IEEE International Conference on Network Softwarization (NetSoft 2022)


supported by IEEE Network Intelligence Emerging Technologies initiative (IEEE NI ETI) http://ni.committees.comsoc.org


Website: https://sites.google.com/view/ens2022


Workshop paper submission deadline: February 28, 2022



Aim and Scope


The 1st International Workshop on Edge Network Softwarization (ENS 2022) will be co-hosted at the 8th IEEE International Conference on Network Softwarization (NetSoft 2022) that will be held from June 27th to July 1st, 2022 in Milan, Italy.


Network Function Virtualization (NFV) along with Software-Defined Networking (SDN) are playing a fundamental role in the softwarization of the network infrastructure. In particular, both technologies have revolutionized the way network functions and services are offered, which are often (partially) pushed towards the edge for enhanced performance, improved privacy, better agility and significant cost reduction.


Accordingly, this workshop aims at providing an overview of the softwarization process that has started occurring in recent years and is involving the network edge, with focus on future-proof approaches that will be part of the advanced 5G&B and 6G network solutions. 


Edge network softwarization is a fundamental topic that has to be thoroughly investigated and pushed by the research community. ENS 2022 has the goal to meet together researchers and practitioners from academia and industry that are actively involved in network edge softwarization related research projects. 


Topics of Interest


The topics of interest for ENS 2022 include, but are not limited to:


Important Dates


Paper Submission: February 28, 2022

Notification of Acceptance: April 11, 2022

Camera-ready Submission: April 25, 2022

Workshop Date: TBD (either Monday June 27th, 2022 or Friday July 1st, 2022)


Paper Submission


Authors are invited to submit original contributions for presentation at the workshop. All submissions must be written in English. Papers should be up to 6 pages, including references and all other material. They must use the standard IEEE two-column conference template, which can be downloaded from www.ieee.org/conferences/publishing/templates.html. Accepted and presented papers will be included in the NetSoft 2022 Proceedings and published on IEEE Xplore.

Only PDF files will be accepted for the review process and all manuscripts must be electronically submitted through EDAS: 



Workshop Organizers



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