IEEE/CIC International Conference on Communications in China
7–9 August 2024 // Hangzhou, China
Ubiquitous Communications @ Future

Network Softwarization Techniques for IoT Application (NetSoftIoT)

Network Softwarization Techniques for IoT Application (NetSoftIoT)

IEEE ICCC 2024 Workshop on

Network Softwarization Techniques for IoT Application (NetSoftIoT)

Hangzhou, China|7-9 August 2024


Haotong Cao, Nanjing University of Posts and Telecommunications, China,

Agbotiname Lucky Imoize, University of Lagos, Nigeria,

Peiying Zhang, China University of Petroleum (East China), China,

Sahil Garg, Université du Québec, Canada,

Mohsen Guizani, Qatar University, Qatar,



The softwarization of networks is enabled by the SDN (Software Defined Networking), NV (Network Virtualization), and NFV (Network Function Virtualization) paradigms, and offers many advantages and convenience for network operators, service providers and datacenter providers. By adopting network softwarization techniques, more and more novel network services and novel applications can be operated and deployed. Internet of Things (IoT) has emerged as a revolution for the development of futuristic network services and applications, especially in current 5G and future 6G networks. It is one of the hottest trends in technology. IoT is transforming our future by interconnecting everything: humans, vehicles, appliances, utilities, infrastructures, street lights and anything through an intelligent connection. The evolution of IoT has been progressively adopted by various organizations and industrial communities. In IoT environment, the huge amount of data and resources requested by various smart devices and humans can be collected and investigated in an intelligent manner in order to improvise the decision making. Hence, there exists a great need of managing these data and resources in an efficient manner.

Given the strong interest in both industry and academia in the softwarization of telecommunication networks and cloud computing providers, this workshop aims at adopting network softwarization techniques for IoT applications. There are many interesting challenges currently requiring to be addressed by the research community, which aims at efficiently managing softwarized networks for IoT applications.



Topics of interest for this workshop, include, but are not limited to:

  • Management of SDIs (Software-Defined Infrastructures) for IoT application
  • APIs and management protocols for IoT application
  • Virtualization of resources, services and functions in SDN and NFV for IoT application
  •  Management of software-defined datacenters for IoT application
  •  Efficient management of cloud computing infrastructures for IoT application
  • Resource management of SDN- or NFV-based systems for IoT application
  • Network slicing for IoT application
  • SDN control plane optimizations for IoT application
  • Network softwarization for IoT application
  • Softwarized edge cloud infrastructures for IoT application
  • Network management at the edge for IoT application
  • Service Function Chains (SFCs) modeling and representation for IoT application
  • Dynamic migration of network functions in SDN or NFV-based systems for IoT application
  • Efficient network and service monitoring of SDN or NFV for IoT application
  • Dynamic resource scaling based on user mobility in SDN- and NFV-based systems for IoT application
  • QoS/QoE management and control in softwarized networks for IoT application
  • Applying Blockchain technologies in softwarized networks for IoT application
  • Integrating AI and DL technologies in resource management in softwarized networks for IoT application


This talk is not fully determined as Prof. Zheng needs to wait whether he is available in Aug 7th. If he is in China at that time, he will comes to attend and give this talk.

Prof. Gan Zheng

Title: A Deep Learning Approach to Robust Downlink Beamforming Optimization

Affiliation and Country: Xidian University, China & University of Warrick, U.K.


Deadline for paper submission: 1 June 2024  17 June 2024  20 June 2024

Date for notification: 15 June 2024  1 July 2024 3 July 2024

Deadline for final paper submission: 1 July 2024  7 July 2024 10 July 2024



All papers for workshop should be submitted via EDAS through the following link: