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

Call for Workshop Proposals

Submit a Workshop Proposal (Closed)


  • Workshop proposal submission deadline: December 8, 2023 

  • Workshop acceptance notification: December 15, 2023 

  • Workshop Dates: June 24 and June 28, 2024 


The 10th IEEE International Conference on Network Softwarization (NetSoft 2024) will be held in Saint Louis, MO, USA, from 24 June to 28 June, 2024. IEEE NetSoft has been created as a flagship conference aimed at addressing the softwarization of networks and the convergence of Cloud Computing, Software-Defined Networking (SDN), and Network Functions Virtualization (NFV). The overall theme of NetSoft 2024 is “Softwarized Networks in the Age of Generative AI”.

IEEE NetSoft invites proposals for full-day or half-day workshops. The purpose of the workshops is to complement the conference program with in-depth discussions that are dedicated to emerging topics on Network Softwarization such as network cloudification and edge computing, Open RAN and RAN intelligence, Time-Sensitive Networks, AI-assisted network automation, data-plane programmability etc. Proposals from both industry and academia are welcome. Accepted and presented workshop papers will be published in the conference proceedings and will be submitted for inclusion in IEEE Xplore.


Each NetSoft 2024 workshop proposal must be submitted in a single PDF file and must include:

  1. Name and abbreviation of the workshop.

  2. Names, email addresses, affiliations, and short bio of the main organizers.

  3. A brief description (1 page) of the technical focus addressed by the workshop, reasons why the workshop is timely and relevant to NetSoft 2024 and its main theme: “Softwarized Networks in the Age of Generative AI”.

  4. Likely contributors and targeted audience.

  5. Publicity and advertising plan to attract paper submissions and attendees.

  6. A description of past events of the workshop, including statistics of submitted/accepted papers and attendee numbers (if not the 1st offering of the workshop). 

  7. A draft one-page CFP including title, scope, topics and important dates
        Workshop Paper Submission:  April 5, 2024
        Workshop Notification of Acceptance: April 26, 2024
        Camera-ready Submission:  May 3, 2024
        Workshops Date: Monday, June 24 or Friday, June 28, 2024

  8. Other logistics: half-day or full day workshop and an indication whether there is a preference for Monday, June 24 or Friday, June 28.

Please submit workshop proposals via email with the subject line “IEEE NETSOFT 2024 WORKSHOP PROPOSAL”, to the workshop program co-chairs:


For reference, Netsoft 2024 will highlight the theme “Softwarized Networks in the Age of Generative AI”, covering topics that include the following:

  • 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 networks

  • 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


  • Christian Esteve Rothenberg, University Campinas, Brazil

  • Victoria Manfredi, Wesleyan University, USA


  • Flavio Esposito, Saint Louis University, USA

  • Janise McNair, University of Florida, USA