NoF 2018

9th International Conference on Network of the Future
November 19-21, 2018
Poznań, Poland

The 9th International Conference on Networks of the Future (NoF 2018) was held in Poznań, Poland on November 19-21, 2018.

Networks are currently witnessing a significant transformation that is resulting in new ways to address the deployment of applications and services in a digital society. Major trends like softwarization leveraged by Software-Defined Networking (SDN), Network Function Virtualization (NFV) and Cloud & Edge Computing, and the introduction of new radio techniques are shaping the evolution in the Telecom and ICT industries, today emphasized by the current developments regarding 5G networks and services. Other paradigms like Information-centric networking are also impacting the way content can be delivered to customers. As such, besides technological advances, networking requires further research from architecture to operations, that would alleviate complexity and allow smart and reliable automation of service delivery.

NoF 2018 is addressing the challenges and latest issues raised in the design of future networks in all their dimensions. The program includes:

  • 3 Keynotes
    • "A Speed-of-Light Internet Service Provider", by Bruce Maggs, Duke University and Akamai, USA
    • "NFV/SDN orchestration: facing myths and reality", by Christian Destré, Orange Labs, France
    • "Energy-Efficient Massive Networks of the Future”, by Hanna Bogucka, Poznań University of Technology, Poland
  • 2 Tutorials
    • "Spectrally-spatially flexible optical networks: technology and optimization", by Krzysztof Walkowiak, Wroclaw University of Science and Technology, Poland
    • "RAN Slicing and Control: Challenges, Technologies, and Tools", by Navid Nikaein, Eurecom, France
  • 1 Distinguished Expert Panel addressing the hot topic of Slicing in 5G networks, moderated by Roberto Riggio, FBK – Create-Net, Italy
  • 5 technical sessions, covering current interests for future networks

Being located in the Center of Europe, Poznań is certainly the right place to organize NoF 2018. The city has a long history from the early rise of Poland, and it has been at crossroads of many economical relationships for centuries. It has also undergone major transformation towards the digital world, hosting many ICT companies, especially because of its famous universities. The conference took place in Poznań University of Technology, located right in the center of the city, within walking distance from the train station and offering quick access to the medium-sized airport, just a few miles away.

Filip Idzikowski

Filip Idzikowski
(Poznań University of Technology, Poland)

Prosper Chemouil

Prosper Chemouil
(Independent Advisor, France)

Best Paper Award

"MDTCP: Towards a Practical Multipath Transport Protocol for Telco Cloud Datacenters"
Dejene Boru Oljira, Karl-Johan Grinnemo, Anna Brunstrom, and Javid Taheri (Karlstad University, Sweden)

Key dates

  • Paper Submission Due
    July 24, 2018 (extended)
  • Paper Review Feedback
    September 24, 2018
  • Final Papers Due
    October 05, 2018
  • Conference
    November 19-21, 2018

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