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The Fourth International Workshop on Security in NFV-SDN (SNS2018)
in conjunction with the  IEEE Conference on Network Softwarization (NetSoft 
2018), 25-29 June, 2018 Montreal, Canada

Network Function Virtualization (NFV) and Software Defined Network (SDN) have 
changed the networking industry dramatically. NFV virtualizes network services 
by utilizing virtualization technologies to reduce the dependency on underlying 
hardware. NFV provides many benefits such as faster service enablement, ease of 
resource management and lower OPEX and CAPEX. SDN separates the control 
functions from the underlying physical network by decoupling the control and 
data planes. SDN provides many benefits such as reduced costs, ease of 
deployment and management, better scalability, availability, flexibility and 
fine-grain control of traffic and security. Like traditional networks, they are 
subject to various security threats and attacks. In this workshop, we invite 
high-quality submissions in the areas of NFV and SDN security and other related 
areas. Submitted papers should highlight methods and approaches that can be 
used to analyse the security risks and requirements, threats and techniques 
related to NFV and SDN and to provide novel methods and approaches to assure 
security in NFV and SDN.
Topics of interest include but are not limited to the following areas:

  *   Security threats and vulnerabilities introduced by NFV and SDN 
  *   Management and orchestration of NFV and SDN elements for security
  *   Security, reliability and privacy through SDN and NFV in 5G networks
  *   Threat detection and mitigation through SDN and NFV
  *   Security policy specification and management in SDN and NFV systems
  *   Security related monitoring and analytics in SDN and NFV solutions
  *   5G security architecture, trust and confidence
  *   Authentication, Authorization and Accounting in SDN
  *   Security of applying SDN to wireless and mobile network
  *   Security of applying NFV and SDN to IoT
  *   Security of applying NFV and SDN to cloud computing
  *   Risk and compliance issues in SDN
  *   Security architectures for SDN
  *   Security standards for SDN
  *   Security of SDN data plane
  *   Security of SDN control plane
  *   Security of SDN application plane
  *   Security of routing in SDN
  *   Security as a service for SDN

All submitted papers will be peer-reviewed. The manuscripts must be prepared in 
English, following IEEE two-column Manuscript Templates for Conference 
Proceedings with a maximum length of six (6) printed pages (10-point font), 
including figures.
Important dates:

·         Paper Submission: March 16, 2018

·         Notification of Acceptance:  April 6, 2018

·         Camera Ready: April 20, 2018

Workshop Website
Workshop Chairs

  *   Dr. Shao Ying Zhu<mailto:s.y....@derby.ac.uk> , University of Derby,UK
  *   Dr. Colin Allison<mailto:c...@st-andrews.ac.uk>, University of St 
  *   Eleni Trouva<mailto:tro...@iit.demokritos.gr>, NCSR Demokritos, Greece
  *   Dr. George Gardikis<mailto:g...@space.gr>, Space Hellas, Greece
Technical Program Committee (TPC)

  *   Marco Anisetti - University of Milan, Italy
  *   Stéphane Betgé-Brezetz Nokia Bell Labs,France
  *   Gergely Biczók - Budapest Univ. of Technology and Economics, Hungary
  *   Carolina Canales - Ericsson, USA
  *   Augusto Ciuffoletti - University of Pisa, Italy
  *   Roberto Doriguzzi Corin, Fondazione Bruno Kessler (FBK), Italy
  *   Georgios Gardikis - Space Hellas S.A.,Greece
  *   Bernat Gaston - Fundació Privada I2CAT
  *   Doan Hoang - University of Technology Sydney, Australia
  *   Ludovic Jacquin - Hewlett Packard Labs, UK
  *   Felix Klaedtke - NEC Labs Europe, Germany
  *   Harilaos Koumaras - NCSR Demokritos, Greece
  *   Michail-Alexandros Kourtis - NCSR Demokritos, Greece
  *   Kahina Lazri - Orange Labs, France
  *   Linas Maknavicius, Nokia Bell Labs, France
  *   Antonio Lioy- Politecnico di Torino, Italy
  *   Marie Paule Odini - HPE, France
  *   Nicolae Paladi - SICS, Sweden
  *   Dimitrios Pezaros - University of Glasgow, UK
  *   Sachin Sharma - NEC Laboratories Europe,Germany
  *   Sandra Scott-Hayward - Queen's University Belfast, UK
  *   Eleni Trouva - NCSR Demokritos, Greece
  *   Shao Ying Zhu - University of Derby, UK

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