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First Workshop on Software-Defined Internets of the Future - WSDIF 2014

Co-located with the 11th IEEE International Conference on Mobile Ad hoc and Sensor Systems (MASS) 2014 - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania - October 28 - 30, 2014.

Some of the challenges future internets will face, i.e., scale and complexity, are a direct result of the enormous success of their predecessor, the Internet. Most of the “action” fueling these challenges has been taking place at the network “edges” driven by an ever increasing use of “smart” mobile devices (e.g., smart phones, tablets, etc.) and ubiquitous access to the communication infrastructure (especially through wireless communication). Another major driving force behind this “evolutionary step” towards future internets is the development and deployment of increasingly sophisticated network applications ranging from cloud-based services, “smart” spaces (e.g., smart home, smart buildings, smart neighborhoods and grids, etc), health care delivery, law enforcement and emergency services, as well as the so-called Internet of Things.

The growing need to facilitate networks, in particular, the Internet, to evolve, motivated the emergence of the Software-Defined Networking (SDN) paradigm. The SDN paradigm has been proposed as a way to facilitate and foster Internet evolution by enabling innovation through network programmability. SDN’s premise is to decouple the network control- and data-planes and thus make deploying new network services and protocols viable. However, SDN techniques to-date have mostly targeted “managed networks”. As such, they do not address the scale, heterogeneity and administrative decentralization of future networked environments, in particular when considering internets consisting of infrastructure–less based, self–organizing, and wireless heterogeneous networks.

This timely workshop aims to present and discuss recent developments in, and challenges raised by, programmable internets of the future. We thus invite researchers and practitioners to submit original work in the following topics. The workshop’s goal is to provide a forum for researchers and practitioners to introduce and discuss new ideas to address issues such as control scalability and performance in distributed environments; present proposals and deployment experiences of new management software for distributed control (logically centralized, physically distributed); describe new architectural concepts and protocols for SDN-based inter-domain communication; offer new insights on SDN applications to smart environments and Internet of Things.


The WSDIF 2014 invites submissions of manuscripts that represent significant, novel and unpublished research contributions. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:


All submissions should be written in English and are restricted to 6 pages (IEEE Computer Society Proceedings Manuscripts style: single-spaced, double-column pages using 10pt size fonts on 8.5 x 11 inch pages, with side-margin at least 1 inch, including all figures, tables, and references). Authors can get up to 2 additional pages at US$150 per page.

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Atendees must register via IEEE MASS 2014 conference. Please, refer to IEEE MASS 2014 registration page for more details.

Workshop Organization

Workshop Chairs

Technical Program Committee Technical Program - Monday, Oct 27th
Session chair: Bruno Astuto Arouche Nunes

About the keynote:
Speaker: Dr. Jie Wu (Temple University)

Short Bio: Dr. Jie Wu is the chair and a Laura H. Carnell professor in the Department of Computer and Information Sciences at Temple University. He is also an Intellectual Ventures endowed visiting chair professor at the National Laboratory for Information Science and Technology, Tsinghua University. Prior to joining Temple University, he was a program director at the National Science Foundation and was a Distinguished Pro- fessor at Florida Atlantic University. His current research interests include mobile computing and wireless networks, routing protocols, cloud and green computing, net- work trust and security, and social network applications. Dr. Wu regularly publishes in scholarly journals, conference proceedings, and books. He serves on several edito- rial boards, including IEEE Transactions on Service Computing and the Journal of Parallel and Distributed Computing. Dr. Wu was general co-chair/chair for IEEE MASS 2006, IEEE IPDPS 2008, IEEE ICDCS 2013, and ACM MobHic 2014, as well as program co-chair for IEEE INFOCOM 2011 and CCF CNCC 2013. Currently, he is serving as general chair for ACM MobiHoc 2014. He was an IEEE Computer Society Distinguished Visitor, ACM Distinguished Speaker, and chair for the IEEE Technical Committee on Distributed Processing (TCDP). Dr. Wu is a CCF Distinguished Speaker and a Fellow of the IEEE. He is the recipient of the 2011 China Computer Federation (CCF) Overseas Outstanding Achievement Award.