*2nd International Workshop on Edge Network Softwarization (ENS 2023) *

*sponsored by IEEE Network Intelligence Emerging Technologies initiative

Link to the official website: https://sites.google.com/view/ens2023/

Workshop co-located with the

IEEE International Conference on Network Softwarization (*NetSoft 2023*)

Madrid, Spain, 19–23 June 2023

 *Call for Papers* (link to CFP

The *2nd International Workshop on Edge Network Softwarization (ENS 2023)* will
be co-hosted at the *9th IEEE International Conference on Network
Softwarization* *(NetSoft 2023)* that will be held from June 19th to June
23rd, 2023 in Madrid, Spain.

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
revolutionised 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 2023 has the goal to
meet together researchers and practitioners from academia and industry that
are actively involved in network edge softwarization related research

*Topics of Interest*

The topics of interest for ENS 2023 include, but are not limited to:

§   SDN and NFV distributed solutions for the network edge;

§   Software-Defined Wide Area Network (SD-WAN) solutions for network edge;

§   Service and network orchestration at the edge;

§   Novel solutions for data-plane programmable (e.g. P4, eBPF, XDP) edge

§   Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning at the edge;

§   Serverless computing and Function-as-a-Service in edge network

§   Network-aware resource provisioning in Fog Computing;

§   Advances to end-to-end tunneling technologies (e.g. VxLAN, IPSEC/GRE);

§   Edge computing energy efficiency and resource optimisation;

§   Support for low latency applications at the edge (e.g. Tactile

§   Edge-driven use cases (e.g. Agriculture 4.0, Industry 4.0, etc.);

§   Privacy and security for the network edge (e.g. zero trust networks);

§   Multi-tenancy of edge networks;

§   Network edge availability and protection;

§   Open Hardware and Software solutions;

§   Converged optical and wireless architectures at the edge.

*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 2023 Proceedings and
published on IEEE Xplore. For further information on how to submit your
contribution for presentation at the workshop can be found on the official
of NetSoft 2023 website: https://netsoft2023.ieee-netsoft.org/ and on the
official website of ENS 2023: https://sites.google.com/view/ens2023/ .

*Important Dates*

Paper Submission:
*April 2, 2023 (Extended) *Notification of Acceptance: *April 21, 2023*
Camera-ready Submission: *April 28, 2023*
Workshop Date and Time: *TBD *(Monday June 19th, 2023 or Friday June 23rd,

*Workshop Organizers*

   - Sebastian Troia, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
   - Christian Grasso, University of Catania, Italy
   - Marco Savi, University of Milano-Bicocca, Italy
   - Alessio Sacco, Politecnico di Torino, Italy
   - Frank Slyne, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland
   - Michael Seufert, University of Würzburg, Germany
   - Victoria Manfredi, Wesleyan University, USA
   - Koteswararao Kondepu, Indian Institute of Technology Dharwad, India
   - Sajad Khorsandroo, North Carolina A&T State University, USA
   - Nabeel Akhtar, Akamai Technologies Inc, Cambridge, USA
   - Elisa Rojas, University of Alcalá, Spain
   - Ryota Kawashima, Nagoya Institute Technology, Japan
   - Lihua Ruan, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shenzhen, China



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