1st Workshop on Software-Defined Networking (SDN'14)

Warsaw, Poland, 7 - 10 September, 2014

Software-Defined Networking (SDN) is a relatively new paradigm for controlling and managing network devices. It can be defined by three main properties: separation of the network control plane from the data transmission plane, centralization of the network view and controlling functions, and offering open interfaces between the network devices and the network controller. The control plane enables the creation of a dedicated network operating system, which allows the setup of individual and flexible network configurations. Unified efforts of specialists from telecommunication and computer engineering domains have already resulted in successful SDN research projects, SDN simulation tools, development kits, SDN commercial devices and solutions. Deployments of software defined networks have appeared in experimental and production environments.

Opening up the interfaces to network hardware enables more flexible and predictable network control, and makes it easier to extend the network with new functionalities. On the downside, this approach creates also new design problems. How to offer greater flexibility without compromising performance? How to design new applications that capitalize on the programmability of the network? How to achieve high reliability, scalability and security of software defined networks? How can we lower the barrier to creating, testing, and evaluating new applications, which work over a network operating system? How to provide SDN management and orchestration to satisfy both network users and operators?

In the next decade, we can expect pervasive exploitation of processing, storage and networking resources: from smart things and devices to machines and vehicles, from small radio access networks to large multi-technology access infrastructures, from virtual middle-boxes to disaggregated service platforms. All this make SDN to be a very promising technology.

The workshop aims to explore recent SDN research and developments and to help building a larger community to explore and realize the potential of software defined networks.


Topics of interest include, but not limited to:

  • Wired and wireless data plane
  • Controller architecture
  • Inter-domain communication
  • SDN Testing, Simulation and Debugging
  • Architectures, functions, interfaces and protocols for efficient management and orchestration
  • Quality of Network: QoS/QoE supported by SDN
  • Network abstractions, node and link mapping problem description
  • Network virtualization
  • Control algorithms, solutions for efficient traffic engineering
  • Auto-X: auto-reconfiguration, auto-monitoring, auto-failure detection and avoidance in SDN networks
  • Security of SDN and security through SDN

Paper submission

  • Authors should submit draft papers (as Postscript, PDF of MSWord file).
  • The total length of a paper should not exceed 10 pages IEEE style (including tables, figures and references). IEEE style templates are available here.
  • Papers will be refereed and accepted on the basis of their scientific merit and relevance to the workshop.
  • Preprints containing accepted papers will be published on a USB memory stick provided to the FedCSIS participants.
  • Only papers presented at the conference will be submitted for inclusion in the IEEE Xplore® database.
  • Conference proceedings will be published in a volume with ISBN and ISSN numbers and posted at the conference WWW site.
  • Conference proceedings will be indexed in BazEkon and submitted for indexation in: Thomson Reuters - Conference Proceedings Citation Index, SciVerse Scopus, InspecIndex CopernicusDBLP Computer Science Bibliography and Google Scholar
  • Extended versions of selected papers presented during the conference will be published as Special Issue(s):
  • Organizers reserve right to move accepted papers between FedCSIS events.


Important Dates

  • Call for event proposals: October 18, 2013
  • Paper submission (strict deadline): Wednesday Apr 23 2014 11:59:59 pm HST
  • Position paper submission: May 23, 2014
  • Acceptance decision: June 02, 2014
  • Final version of paper submission: June 24, 2014
  • Final deadline for discounted fee: July 30, 2014
  • Conference dates: September 7-10, 2014

FedCSIS is organized by :

Under auspices of

Prof. Lena Kolarska-Bobińska

Minister of Science
and Higher Education

Dr Rafał Trzaskowski

Minister of Administration
and Digitization

Prof. Michał Kleiber

President of the Polish Academy of Sciences

Major General Wiesław Leśniakiewicz

Chief Commandant of
the State Fire Service

Prof. Hanna Gronkiewicz-Waltz

Mayor of the Capital City of Warsaw

Prof. Jan Szmidt

Rector of Warsaw University of Technology

Gen. Prof. Zygmunt Mierczyk

Rector of Military Technical Academy

Prof. Andrzej Gospodarowicz

Rector of Wroclaw University of Economics