************************** COVID-19 Impact **************************
We are well aware of the current Covid-19 outbreak which creates significant uncertainty for the next few months. Yet we have little visibility regarding the end of the pandemic, and having in mind that safety is our highest interest, we will soon make further announcements regarding the practical organization of NoF.
However we would like to assure everyone that NoF 2020 will indeed take place as planned. Thus, accepted papers will be published in the proceedings and, after presentation, they will be submitted to IEEE Xplore as usual.
With respect to health and safety constraints in the different geographical areas, we will provide all means for remote presentations for authors who are unable to travel. In case NoF 2020 cannot be held on site in the beautiful town of Bordeaux, a fully virtual web-based event will be set in due time, as for current conferences.
We look forward to receiving your contributions as usual and we will make sure that NoF 2020 will be another memorable and rewarding conference.
In the meantime, take care of you and your ear ones and stay home.
Welcome from the Chairs of NoF 2020
It is our great pleasure to welcome you to the 11th IEEE International Conference on Networks of the Future (NoF 2020), that will be held on October 12-14, 2020 in Bordeaux, France, one of the most dynamic cities in Europe.
Networks are currently witnessing a significant transformation that is resulting in new ways to address the deployment of applications and services in a digital society. Major trends like softwarization leveraged by Software-Defined Networking (SDN), Network Function Virtualization (NFV) and Cloud & Edge Computing, and the introduction of new radio techniques are shaping the evolution in the Telecom and ICT industries, today emphasized by the early deployment of 5G networks and services. Other paradigms like Information-centric networking are also impacting the way content can be delivered to customers. As such, besides technological advances, networking further benefit from the growing introduction of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning techniques that are expected to alleviate complexity and allow smart and reliable automation of service delivery.
NoF 2020 will address the challenges and issues raised in the design of future networks in all their dimensions, offering to its attendees a variety of attractive sessions, including technical presentations, keynotes, demonstrations and panel discussions.
The conference aims at bringing together researchers and practitioners from all over the world to explore the opportunities and challenges of networks of the future for industry, academia, governments and enterprises. The single-track structure of the conference guarantees appropriate presentation of the technical papers and demos.
Being organized in October, Bordeaux is the perfect place to organize NoF 2020, right during the wine harvest season. The city has been at crossroads of many economical relationships as a Roman capital, then the Hundred Years war, and in the 19th century when the wine trade developed. The historic part of the city is on the UNESCO World Heritage and it comprises the greatest number of historical buildings of any city in France, let alone Paris. Today, Bordeaux is one of the most fastly-growing cities in France since it has undergone major transformation towards the digital world, hosting many ICT companies, especially because of its famous universities and research labs.
The conference will take place in LaBRI, the Bordeaux Research Lab on Computer Science, that can be easily reached from the city center and from the international airport, just a few miles away.
We are honored to organize NoF 2020 in Bordeaux, France and we are looking forward to your contribution.
|Prosper Chemouil||Francine Krief|
|Orange Labs (retired), France||Bordeaux INP, France|
|Tobias Hoßfeld||Toufik Ahmed|
|University of Würzburg, Germany||Bordeaux INP, France|