IEEE Conference on Network Function Virtualization and Software Defined Networks
7–9 November 2023 // Dresden, Germany

NFV-SDN 2023

News and Announcements

Welcome Message

The 9th IEEE Conference on Network Functions Virtualization and Software-Defined Networking (IEEE NFV-SDN 2023) will be an in-person event in 2023. The conference will be from 7-9 November 2023 in Dresden, Germany. 

In 2023, IEEE NFV-SDN conference will focus on the foundation, design, verification, operation, security, and evolution of virtualized network functions, with the current emphasis on Cloud Native CNFs in addition to the more traditional VNFs. Additionally of interest includes advances in SDN concepts. Performance, manageability and more recently the implications of energy consumption continue to be active areas as well as the virtualization efforts going on in the radio and the management of the radio using AI/ML.

In addition, the 2023 conference includes the investigation of the relationship Beyond 5G/6G networks and transmission technologies will have with applications within the NFV architectural concepts. Special interest will be given to how Beyond 5G/6G applications are designed, orchestrated, and managed by NFV mechanisms and VNFs. IEEE NFV-SDN 2023 continues as the premier IEEE event on the latest NFV and SDN concepts and mechanisms. 

IEEE NFV-SDN 2023 is scheduled as a fully in-person conference for the first time since 2019. Covid considerations were the driving factor in the virtual and hybrid models during the conference years 2020 to 2022. Since that time the conditions globally have improved significantly and many travel restrictions have been lifted. The General Chairs of this conference have the greatest respect for any personal or other concerns that may remain, and nevertheless would strongly encourage your attendance in person whenever possible in 2023. Our primary reasoning is based on the historical interaction between industry and academia associated with this conference. The organizing committee this year has worked hard and done a tremendous job organizing the many on-site events, including keynotes which will be in person. Thanks a lot for your understanding of our desire to have you attend in person.

We are looking forward to meeting you all in the beautiful city of Dresden!

Frank Fitzek and Larry Horner
(General Chairs 2023 IEEE NFV-SDN and on behalf of the OC)