ACM International Workshop on
Security in Software Defined Networks & Network Function Virtualization (SDN-NFV Security 2016)
In conjuction with

New Orleans, LA, USA

Workshop Date:  Friday, March 11, 2016

Software-Defined Networking (SDN) and Network Function Virtualization (NFV) are two emerging networking paradigms, which introduce significant granularity, visibility, flexibility and elasticity to networking, but at the same time bring forth new security challenges. The ACM International Workshop on Security in Software Defined Networks & Network Function Virtualization (SDN-NFV Security 2016) will take place in New Orleans, LA, USA, on March 11, 2016. The target audience will be university researchers, scientists, and industry professionals who need to become acquainted with new theories and technologies related to security challenges in SDN and NFV.

SDN-NFV Security 2016 will be held in conjunction with the 6th ACM Conference on Data and Application Security and Privacy (CODASPY 2016), which is jointly sponsored by ACM SIGSAC.

Two best papers presented at the workshop will be invited to present at the NFV World Congress.

Keynote Speaker

Anita Nikolich, National Science Foundation (NSF)
Abstract: The National Science Foundation has made investments in Software Defined Networking (SDN) and Network Function Virtualization (NFV) for many years, in both the research and infrastructure areas. SDN and NFV enable systems to become more open to transformative research, with implications for revolutionary new applications and services. Additionally, the emerging concept of Software-Defined Exchanges will enable large-scale interconnection of Software Defined infrastructures, owned and operated by many different organizations, to provide logically isolated "on demand" global scale infrastructure on an end-to-end basis, with enhanced flexibility and security for new applications. This talk will examine past NSF investments and successes in SDN/NFV, identify new research opportunities available to the community and present challenges that need to be overcome to make SDN/NFV a reality in operational cyberinfrastructure.

Bio: Anita Nikolich is Program Director for Cybersecurity in the Division of Advanced Cyberinfrastructure at the National Science Foundation (NSF). Prior to her work at the NSF she served as the Executive Director of Infrastructure at the University of Chicago. Past assignments include Director of Global Data Networking at Aon and Director of Security for Worldcom. She has explored how information technology and secure networking can best support the creation and sharing of scientific knowledge in virtual, mobile and physical contexts.

General Co-Chairs

Gail-Joon Ahn, Arizona State University, USA
Guofei Gu, Texas A&M University, USA

Program Co-Chairs

Hongxin Hu, Clemson University, USA
Seungwon Shin, KAIST, Korea