10th IEEE International Conference on Network Softwarization
24–28 June 2024 // St. Louis // USA
Softwarized Networks in the Age of Generative AI

Call for Posters

Submit a Poster Paper


  • Paper submission deadline: March 15, 2024
  • Acceptance notification: April 14, 2024
  • Camera-ready paper: April 26, 2024


IEEE NetSoft, the premier International Conference on Network Softwarization, addresses the advanced research challenges and opportunities raised by the overall transformation trend of network “softwarization”, which has been revolutionizing the networking field and has accelerated its convergence with adjacent industries.

Network Softwarization refers to the transition of traditional network infrastructure and functionalities, provided via hardware appliances developed by equipment and service vendors, to new ones that have been propelled over the last 15 years by the maturity of widespread technologies such as network function virtualization, software-defined networking, and service function chaining. In particular, the ability to program, manage, and operate network and service infrastructures more freely makes it possible to reinvent network and cloud architectures, customize services, accelerate service deployment, and facilitate greater operational efficiencies with guarantees. The need for further advances in these topics is reflected in the overall theme of NetSoft 2024: “Softwarized Networks in the Age of Generative AI”. 

IEEE NetSoft invites authors to submit extended abstracts (3 pages) to be presented as posters during the conference. We encourage researchers, students and practitioners to submit poster  papers based on their recent viewpoints, new discoveries, and early-stage design and development in disciplines that are in line with the areas of interest of NetSoft 2024.


  • Network slicing and slice management  
  • Service Function Chaining (SFC)
  • AI/ML techniques and network softwarization   
  • Applications for Generative AI in softwarized networks
  • Softwarization in eXtended Reality  (AR/VR/ER and digital twins)   
  • Cooperative multi-domain, multi-tenant SDN/NFV environments
  • Future Internet and New IP architectures  
  • Sustainability in softwarized network
  • High-precision communications and computing     
  • Network softwarization for 5G/6G   
  • QoS and QoE in softwarized infrastructures
  • Network softwarization for deterministic Internet re-engineering   
  • Softwarization for Cognitive and autonomic networking   
  • Policy-based and Intent-based networking
  • Dynamic resource discovery and negotiation schemes 
  • Assurance and Measurements in softwarized networks 
  • Resilience, reliability, and robustness of softwarized networks  
  • Security, Safety, Trust, and Privacy in virtualized environments
  • Sustainability, energy efficiency, and carbon emissions in network softwarization   
  • Abstractions and virtualization of resources, services, and functions
  • Programmable Networking Protocols   
  • Programmable SDN and NFV: languages and architectures (P4 and others)  
  • Open source and network softwarization
  • Hardware acceleration for programmable network functions  
  • Development methodologies for network softwarization (DevOps, NetOps, Verification)  
  • Deployment and transition strategies
  • Experience reports from experimental testbeds and deployments
  • New value chains and service models enabled by softwarization
  • Socio-economic impact and regulations for softwarization


Prospective authors are invited to submit high-quality original extended abstracts (2 pages) for poster presentation at the conference and publication in the NetSoft 2024 Proceedings. All submissions must be written in English and must use the standard IEEE two-column conference template that can be downloaded from https://www.ieee.org/conferences/publishing/templates.html.

Extended abstracts are 3 pages including references and all other material, where author names and affiliations should be included after the title, as provided in the templates. Extended abstracts are the preferred vehicle for delivering new discoveries, and early-stage design and development in disciplines that are in line with the areas of interest of NetSoft 2024. The extended abstracts will be included in the proceedings and presented as poster presentation during the conference. Only PDF files will be accepted for the review process, and all manuscripts must be electronically submitted through EDAS: https://edas.info/N31395.

Important: NetSoft 2024 is enforcing a strict publication and no-show policy as stated by IEEE. By submitting a contribution, you agree with the terms of the publication and no-show policy.


  • Anu Mercian, Google
  • Maria Torres Vega, KU Leuven & Ghent University


  • Flavio Esposito, Saint Louis University, USA
  • Janise McNair, University of Florida, USA