IEEE Consumer Communications & Networking Conference
11-14 January 2019 // Las Vegas // USA

1st IEEE Workshop on Scalability and Reliability Issues and Solutions for Software Defined Networks (SRSDN)

1st IEEE Workshop on Scalability and Reliability Issues and Solutions for Software Defined Networks (SRSDN)

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Software Defined Networking (SDN) has obtained a lot of attention during decade and has been considered as an evolutionary breakthrough for the next-generation network technologies. It enables fine-grained flow control that can make networks more customizable and flexible. Despite this large spectrum of deployments, today's SDNs have in common that they are of small scale, e.g., limited to a small network or to a single administrative domain. The next major challenge thus resides in scaling SDNs up. The scope of this workshop is research addressing the challenge of deploying SDN at scale. On the other hand, becomes more complex in SDN due to new and multi-lateral network domains, and poses many critical challenges on the existing network reliability mechanisms in order to achieve the same reliability services. In this workshop, we are seeking novel approaches and unpublished work related to scalability and reliability issues and solutions for SDN. In particular, we would like to focus on recent developments in protocols, application design, and architecture specification for achieving scalability and reliability in SDN in various contexts such as:

• SDN-Based Datacenter networks, Enterprise networks, Campus networks, Large-Scale Wide-Area networks, 4G/5G Mobile Networks, etc.

• Scalability and Reliability issues at SDN Control Planes

• Scalability and Reliability issues at SDN Data Planes

• SDN Applications and Algorithms (e.g., Traffic Engineering, Mobile Management, Network Slicing, Multi-Tenancy)

• SDN deployment Issues (e.g., Non-SDN to SDN Incremental Migration, Non-SDN and SDN Hybrid Deployment)

• Scalable and Reliable Service Orchestration, Operational Support, and System Management for SDNs

• Scalable and Reliable Control Protocols, API and Programming Languages for SDNs

• Scalable and Reliable Hardware Architectures and Programmable Pipelines (e.g., NetFPGA, Crossbar, TCAM etc.)

• Experimental Approaches for Scalability and Reliability Issues in SDNs • Scalable and Reliable SDN-Based Network Function Virtualization (NFV), Cloud and Fog Computing

• Next-Generation Network Softwarization Architectures

• Standardization and Interoperability for Large-scale SDN (e.g., OpenflowTM, OpenDayLightTM, Inter SDN Controller Communication (SDNi) etc.)

• New Value Chains and Business Models for SDN

Contact Information

For more information on the congress, please contact:, or Wen-Kang Jia,

Workshop Committee

Steering Committee:

Wen-Kang Jia, Fujian Normal University, China
Yi Wu, Fujian Normal University, China
Posco Tso, Loughborough University, UK
Kai-Kit Wong, University College of London, UK
Wing-Shing Wong, Chinese University of Hong Kong, HK

Publicity Chairs:

Feng Chen, Fuzhou University, China
Zheng Yang, Fujian Normal University, China

Technical Program Committee:

Song Xing, California State University, Los Angeles, USA
Ali Malik, University of Portsmouth, UK
Zihuai Lin, University of Sydney, Australia
Yau Hee Kho, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand
Talal Alharb, University of Queensland, Australia
Nor Badrul Anuar, University Malaya, Malaysia
Yaw-Chung Chen, National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan
Cheng-Fu Chou, National Taiwan University, Taiwan
Zhexin Xu, Fujian Normal University, China
Xufang Wang, Fujian Normal University, China
Liang Chen, Fujian Normal University, China
Guochi Huang, Fujian Normal University, China
Feng Yan, Southeast University, China
Weiwei Xia, Southeast University, China
Jing Hu, Southeast University, China
Wenfeng Li, Nanjing University, China
Bin Li, Beijing University of Posts and Telecoms, China
Xujie Li, Hohai University, China
Jun Zhang, Nanjing University of Posts and Telecoms, China
Xiaorong Zhu, Nanjing University of Posts and Telecoms, China
Yanli Xu, Shanghai Maritime University, China
Zhengquan Li, Jiangnan University, China
Shudi Bao, Ningbo University of Technology, China
Geng Chen, Shandong University of Sci. and Tech., China
Shujing Xie, University of South China, China
Ziyan Jia, Jiangsu University of Technology, China

Important Dates

• Paper Submission Deadline: 30, Sept. 2018

• Acceptance Decisions: 15, Oct. 2018

• Camera-ready: 30, Nov. 2018

Paper Format and Submission

The workshop accepts only novel, previously unpublished papers. Submitted manuscripts should be structured as technical papers and may not exceed 6 pages for regular papers and 3 pages for short research statements (including all figures, tables and references) using the templates available at To submit your paper, please access the submission system at EDAS submission system. One additional page may be allowed but with additional publication fee. Accepted papers must be presented at the workshop. The presenter must register for the workshop before the deadline for author registration. Failure to register before the deadline will result in automatic withdrawal of the paper from the workshop proceedings and the program. Accepted and presented papers will be published in the IEEE CCNC 2019 Conference Proceedings and in IEEE Xplore®, and indexed by Engineering Index (EI).

Keynote Speakers


Workshop Program

14, Jan. 2019 PM 1:30~5:30