Call for Presentation Proposals


With focus on SDN, Virtualization, Cloud/Data Center Interconnect, Mobility and Services for Resiliency

SDN/MPLS 2014 International Conference, the 17th Annual International Conference on MPLS and Related Technologies, will be held November 2-5, 2014, in Washington, DC at the Marriott Wardman Park. The Technical Program Committee of SDN/MPLS 2014 is soliciting presentation proposals for the conference. The committee seeks original and unpublished work to continue the tradition initiated by this conference in 1998 of covering cutting-edge topics. Presentations addressing new technologies and operational experience are solicited from network equipment vendors, service providers, the research community, government agencies, and enterprise users.

Please submit your abstracts to cfp2014[at]

In 2014, the overarching themes of the conference will be on Virtualization, SDN, Cloud Interconnect, Data Centers, Mobility, and Services for Resiliency. Please see the following topics (select A G):

A. Network Function Virtualization (NFV)

  • Virtualization overlays
  • Applications of Network function virtualization
  • Performance impact
  • Interworking with existing architecture
  • Operations management: operational considerations and challenges
  • Orchestration
  • Open Source Initiatives

B. Software Driven Networks (SDN)

  • Control versus Data Plane Decoupling Architectural Benefits, Principles, and Uses Cases
  • Inteligent Control Plane
  • Service Discovery
  • Network Topology Instantiation
  • Application Interface
  • Interworking with MPLS
  • Scalability
  • Transport SDN - applying SDN to the optical transport network
  • Applications of Stateful Path Computation Element (PCE)
  • Open Source Initiatives
C. Cloud and Data Centers
  • Network virtualization underlay/overlay
  • Cloud Services
  • Mobility in Cloud
  • MPLS in support of mobility in cloud computing
  • Carrier-grade Iaas, Network as a Service (NaaS)
  • Resiliency mechanisms
  • IP, MPLS, Ethernet and other networking for Inter-data center connectivity to Cloud
  • IP, MPLS, Ethernet and other networking for Customer access to Cloud
  • Service Provider, Customer, Enterprise experiences/case studies with Cloud
  • Security aspects
  • Large flow load balancing
D. Mobile and Wireless Packet Infrastructure
  • Mobile Backhaul Traffic Optimization
  • Small cell deployment scaling, security, and resiliency
  • WiFi HotSpot backhaul and support
  • Machine to Machine (M2M) support
  • Mobile Access Optimization
  • Synchronization aspect
  • Applicability of SDN, NFV and MPLS to Mobile and Wireless Networks

E. DevOps Experience Area

  • Testing: test tools and certification experience
  • Case studies, operational experience with NFV, SDN and MPLS
  • Modeling studies on efficiency improvements achievable with NFV, SDN and MPLS
  • Automation of large deployments
  • Manageability of NFV, SDN networks

F. Protocol, Architecture and Emerging Technologies

  • Architecture and Protocols support for Machine to Machine (M2M) and Internet of Things
  • Protection, restoration, high-availability and reliability for SDN, NFV and MPLS
  • MPLS Segment Routing solutions
  • IPv6 and MPLS in the Enterprise and service provider Arena
  • Scaling considerations in SDN, NFV and MPLS networks in WAN, intra and inter Data Center uses

G. Network Service Chaining Applications
  • Operational problem statements
  • Use cases
  • Potential solutions

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