11th International Conference on Innovations in Information Technology (IIT'15)
Special Theme - Smart Living Cities, Big Data, Sustainable Development
November 01-03, 2015, Dubai, UAE

Technically Co-Sponsored by:
ieee ieee_cs

Software Defined Network (SDN) for Smart Cities and Big Data

Workshop chairs:

Jawwad A. Shamsi FAST-National University of Computer and Emerging Sciences, Karachi

Leila Ismail UAE University, Al Ain, UAE

Sherali Zeadally, University of Kentucky, USA

Workshop theme and call for papers:

Big data drives the innovations in communication infrastructure, as more bandwidth is needed and any-to-any connectivity. In addition, smart and dynamic applications that access geographically distributed databases and servers through public and private clouds require extremely flexible traffic management and access to bandwidth on demand. To achieve these goals, Smart Cities need to be equipped with an agile network that is directly programmable and centrally managed. Software Defined Networking (SDN) is an emerging network architecture that is dynamic, manageable, and adaptable, making it ideal for supporting dynamic and high-bandwidth today’s complex and smart applications. Further, smart cities require that networks are secure, easily customized, scalable, and efficient.

Objectives of the workshop:

The objective of the workshop is to bring academicians, practitioners, researchers, and students under one platform to share knowledge, ideas, results, and observations.

The workshop seeks two types of submissions, i.e., full research papers, with a focus on experimental analysis, and position papers with emerging ideas to address different challenges.

Key topics: Topics of Interest include (but are not limited to)

  • Virtualization for SDN

  • Network management and control software for SDN

  • Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) for SDNs

  • SDN Deployment Experiences and Practices

  • Performance evaluation of SDN

  • Security issues and solutions in SDN

  • SDN support for Big Data systems

  • Customizable and Scalable solutions for big data and smart cities.

Paper submission guidelines:

Authors are requested to submit papers reporting original research results and experience. The workshop seeks original manuscripts (6 pages maximum in IEEE two-column format) that have not been previously published or is currently under review by other conferences or journals. Paper submission must be made through the conference management system EDAS following the instructions provided at http://www.it-innovations.ae/iit2015/Authors.html. Please choose this workshop when submitting your paper.

Technical Program Committee:

Ioannis Broustis, AT&T Labs Research, USA

Jesus Tellez, University of Carabobo, Venezuela

Neeraj Kumar, Thapar University, India

Shawqi Kharbash, UAE University, UAE

Alain Kibangou, Joseph Fourier University, France

Salim Bitam, University of Biskra, Algeria

Sanjay Biswas, San Diego State University, USA

Chunbo Chu, Franklin University, OH, USA

Nafaa Jabeur, German University of Technology in Oman (GUtech), Oman

Raheel Hassan, Quaid-e-Awam University, Pakistan

Shoaib Siddiqui, DHA Suffa University, Karachi

Yulan Zhang, Intel Corporation, USA

Important Dates:

Submission of papers: July 20th 2015

Notification of Acceptance: August 20th 2015

Camera-ready: September 1st 2015

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