The  11th  International Conference on  Network of the Future ( NoF) is  inviting authors to  submit demo paper  proposals in the area of  Future Internet design, with emphasis on enabling and cutting-edge technologies from the perspectives of specification,  design and  analysis related to  network of future architecture, applications, services, management, implementation, scalability, standardization, business  and legal  aspects, just to name a few. 

The  conference  aims  at  providing  a  forum  for  researchers,  students, and professionals  to  exchange ideas,  share  their experiences,  and discuss their research results  around a single-track  of technical sessions  and a series  of keynote speeches. The program will also include tutorials.

Initially planned in Bordeaux, France, NoF 2020 will run as a fully virtual web-based event, due to the uncertainty raised by the Covid-19 pandemics.

The topics of interest include, but are not limited to:


  • 5G networks
  • Software-defined networks
  • Virtual networks
  • Overlay networks
  • Wireless networks and cellular networks
  • Wireless sensor networks
  • Internet of Things networks
  • Information-centric networks
  • Enterprise networks and campus networks
  • Time-sensitive networks
  • Data center networks
  • Optical networks
  • IP networks
  • Home networks
  • Access networks
  • SCADA networks and distributed control systems
  • Smart Cities and Smart Grids
  • Access, metro, backbone and core networks
  • Vehicular ad hoc networks and intelligent transportation systems
  • Mesh, ad hoc, and sensor networks


  • 5G Network Architecture, Services and Protocols
  • 5G Control and Management Architecture
  • 5G Functional Decomposition and Composition
  • Advanced 5G Infrastructure Slicing and Radio Slicing
  • Scalability and multi-tenancy in 5G
  • Protocols for Ultra-Low Latency and Ultra-High Reliability
  • Network Programmability and Softwarization
  • Autonomic, Cognitive and Intent-based Networking
  • Fog, Edge and Multi-Access Computing
  • Network automation and orchestration
  • Software Defined Networking and High Availability
  • Network Function Virtualization (NFV) and Orchestration
  • Service Function Chaining and Virtual Network Embedding
  • Network Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning and Reasoning
  • Network Data Analytics, Anomaly Detection, Feature Extraction
  • Big data and Fast Data Processing and Management
  • CDN Architectures and Network Cache Allocation Schemes
  • Advanced multimedia and real-time communications
  • Security, Trust and Privacy
  • Use of Blockchains in Networking and Servicing

Submission guidelines

Prospective authors are invited to submit Demo proposals in the form of a 3-page paper in IEEE conference double-column format, preferably incorporating a demo system architecture illustration. The proposal should also describe in detail what NoF 2020 attendees will experience during the demonstration. The proposal should indicate the demo background, and further focus on the demo settings and the application, possibly with visual outcomes to highlight the interest of the demo.

Authors are also encouraged to optionally include in the paper submission a link that opens a quite short (1-3min) video illustrating the demo and its scope. Demo papers must be submitted electronically through EDAS in PDF format only. See

Demo papers will be peer-reviewed and accepted demo papers will be included in the electronic conference proceedings provided to NoF 2020 attendees and will be subsequently submitted to IEEE Xplore.

At least one author of each accepted demo proposal is required to register to NoF 2020 conference and present the demo at the scheduled demo session.

Important dates

  • Demo Paper submission deadline: September 11, 2020
  • Paper acceptance notification: September 23, 2020
  • Camera-ready Papers: September 30, 2020

Demo Co-Chairs

  • Thomas Zinner (NTNU, Norway)
  • Jérémie Leguay (Huawei, France)

  • Important dates

    • Conference Date
      October 12 -14, 2020
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