The Optical Networking and Communication
Conference & Exhibition

San Diego Convention Center,
San Diego, California, USA

SDN & NFV Demonstrations

SDN & NFV Demonstrations

Overview
Demo Proposals Submission Method
Peer Review
Publish/Disseminate
Notifications
2017 SDN & NFV Demonstration Zone

Overview

The "SDN & NFV Demonstration Zone", will provide the OFC audience with the opportunity to see live demonstrations and prototypes of collaborative research projects, pre-commercial products and proof-of-concept implementations in the SDN and NFV space.

Live demonstrations are an opportunity to present technical achievements in greater detail and should facilitate vivid discussions with attendees. Authors must remain in the vicinity of the demo stand / table for the duration of the session to answer questions and to perform the demo upon request. Demonstrations may need to be carried out multiple times during the session.

Questions regarding the Open Platform Summit demo submission and review process can be directed to the Technical Papers Staff at cstech@osa.org at any time.

Demo Proposal Submission Method

Adherence to the instructions for preparation of the demo proposals is imperative. NO CHANGES OR REVISIONS WILL BE ALLOWED AFTER THE DEADLINE. Proposals for demonstrations must also be submitted via the online submission system, with a demo description in PDF format in adherence with the OFC regular paper style guide. Do NOT email, fax or mail your proposal. A completed electronic submission is due prior to the published deadline. A complete submission should be 2 pages in length and will include the following:
 
  • A 35-word abstract
  • An Overview section giving a full description of the research and technologies to be demonstrated
  • An Innovation section describing the problem and novelty of the approach in solving it
  • An OFC relevance section explaining why OFC audience and communities should be interested in this demo
  • The demo proposal summary abstract paper should explain the objective and contents of the demo, and detail its configuration and main elements. The abstract should and focus on a relevant SDN and/or NFV use case and report on how the demonstration makes use of open software and related platforms and, if applicable, how these platforms have been extended for the purposes of the demo
The title of the demo and the primary demo presenter name, and affiliation must appear on the first page with all additional authors and their affiliations. Proof your work before submitting.

For each selected demo, a rectangular table, 2 chairs, a power outlet strip (5 outlets), an 8-foot-high x 4-foot-wide (244 cm x 122 cm) bulletin board (as for the poster session), WLAN connectivity (on best effort basis), and dedicated Ethernet line will be provided.  will be provided.  Should additional equipment be required (e.g. a large monitor or better network connectivity), this can be supplied as paid service by the OFC AV company subject to individual agreement.
 

Peer Review

Demo proposals will undergo a selection process conducted by the Open Platform Summit chairs and the N2 and N3 SC chairs. Main criteria for the selection of a demo are:
  • The demo proposal summary abstract paper should explain the objective and contents of the demo, and detail its configuration and main elements. The abstract should and focus on a relevant SDN and/or NFV use case and report on how the demonstration makes use of open software and related platforms and, if applicable, how these platforms have been extended for the purposes of the demo
  • Live demonstrations are preferred. Pre-recorded videos and other material can be used as support/backup material but should not be the main technical content of the demonstration.
  • Demonstrations should be based on technical achievements and prototypes at a research and pre-commercial stage (i.e. no product demonstrations are allowed - they have their place on the show floor).
  • Given the nature of OFC, demo proposals should preferably include an optical networking aspect (core, metro, access or data center related).
  • Demonstrations should preferably Involve at least two different partners.

Publish/Disseminate

All technical information contained in the demo proposal summary must be approved for public distribution by all controlling organizations prior to submission. OFC is a public forum for the exchange of information. For all reasonable questions (including technical detail), presenters are encouraged to have answers approved for distribution prior to the presentation. Authors not interested in discussing their work with attendees in a conference setting are encouraged to submit their work to other forums.

Notifications

Authors will be notified of the evaluation decisions the week of 4 December 2017.

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