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    Call for Paper

    Network Slicing Challenges and Opportunities

    The increasing multimedia services and the demand of high-quality services from customers has triggered a fundamental change in how we administer networks in terms of abstraction, separation, and mapping of forwarding, control and management aspects of services. Network slicingsuggested to comprise dedicated and/or shared resources, e.g. in terms of processing power, storage, and bandwidth and isolation from the other network slices.There are many challenges andopportunities, especially with upcoming 5G network.In this special issue we are welcoming papers that cover or are related to any of the following topics:

    • Abstraction models for network virtualization and slicing
    • Network transformation schemes and strategies to support network slicing
    • Adaptation approaches of legacy architectures towards slicing
    • Slicing heterogeneous infrastructures, Cross-domain network slicing
    • Slice deployment, placement and lifecycle management,
    • Service Function Chaining for slices
    • Automation functions and platforms for slicing (ONAP, OSM,…)
    • Attachment and mobility management in Network Slicing
    • Artificial intelligence for slice management
    • Big data and graph data bases for network slicing
    • Integration of different Radio Access Technologies (RAT) into slices.
    • Scheduler design for heterogeneous services
    • Multiple resource allocation and fairness
    • Spectrum sharing for slices
    • Adaptation of lower layer network functions to slicing (massive MIMO, numerology).
    • Slice management for energy efficient networks
    • Exposure platforms, frameworks and APIs (description, selection, negotiation, etc.)
    • Business layer for inter-operator resource sharing
    • Cognitive QoE management of slices for service assurance
    • Intelligent slice intent modelling and translation mechanisms
    • Multi-access edge computing (MEC) slice-based enablers for low-latency services
    • Provisioning and control of customer-defined network slices
    • Vertical service prototyping and field studies
    • Security in network slicing
    • Other related topics could be considered.

    Submission Deadline: September 15, 2020               Initial Acceptance: October 15, 2020

    Revised Paper Submission: November 15, 2020       Final Acceptance: December 15, 2020

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    There is no charge for paper submission or publication.

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