Energy-efficiency, Programmability, Flexibility and Integration in Future Network Architectures (EPFI)

co-located with the 26th International Teletraffic Congress (ITC 26)
September 9th-11th, 2014, Karlskrona, Sweden


Scope and Topics:

The focus of this workshop is on two of the hottest technological trends that will drive the evolution of the Internet: energy efficiency and software-defined networks. If jointly applied to the design of next-generation network devices and infrastructures, these concepts may revolutionize the network, as we know today, by introducing extreme flexibility, programmability, virtualization and customization of network functionalities and their integration within the “Cloud.” On one hand, energy efficiency will be the key for the needed scalability to support “Big Data” and large-scale network infrastructures and Data-Centers. On the other hand, energy-efficient approach can take advantage of the network flexibility provided by Software-Defined approaches.

The topics covered by the proposed workshop will include (but not limited to):

- Evolution of Software Defined protocols and architectures;
- Network programmability and energy-efficiency;
- Traffic engineering for energy-efficient software defined networks;
- Design of green programmable network devices;
- Programmability for Network devices;
- Energy efficient network integration with the cloud;
- Green support for Big Data;
- Green Data-Centers.


Submissions are limited to 6 pages in IEEE conference format. Papers will appear in the conference proceedings and will be available on IEEE Xplore. Submissions are handled through the EDAS system. Upon final camera-ready paper submission, authors will need to sign an IEEE copyright form for each accepted paper to comply with IEEE regulations. 

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Important Dates

Submission: May 10th, 2014 May 31st, 2014 (Firm Deadline) 

Notification of acceptance: May 31st, 2014 June 15th, 2014

Camera Ready paper: June 8th, 2014 June 20th, 2014 

Workshop venue: September 12th, 2014


Workshop Chairs

Roberto Bruschi (CNIT, Italy)

Antonio Cianfrani (University of Rome "La Sapienza", Italy)

Gregorio Procissi (University of Pisa, Italy)


Program Committee 

Tobias Hossfeld, University of Wuerzburg, Germany

Joanna Kolodziej, Cracow University of Technology, Poland

Roberto Bruschi, CNIT, Italy

Leonardo Fialho, University of Texas at Austin, USA

Erol Gelenbe, Imperial College London, UK

Anastasios Zafeiropoulos, UBITECH, Greece

Robert Birke, IBM, Switzerland

Mariusz Kamola, NASK, Poland

Gregorio Procissi, University of Pisa, Italy

Constantinos Vassilakis, Greek Research and Technology Network (GRNET), Greece

Carmen Guerrero, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain

Aleksandra Smiljanić, Belgrade University, Serbia

Antonio Cianfrani, University of Rome "La Sapienza", Italy

Stefano Secci, University Pierre et Marie Curie - Paris 6, France

Shaolei Ren, Florida International University, USA

Paul J. Kühn, University of Stuttgart, Germany

 Filip Idzikowski, Technical University of Berlin, Germany


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