The ROC team is steering the organization of the International Conference on Network of the Future (NoF). Since its creation in 2010, NoF has been a premier annual conference that covers advances in the area of Future Internet design, with emphasis on enabling technologies, architectures and services.

In recent years, networks have been 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. Additionally, initial research on 6G networks and technologies have already been started. 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.

The 12th International Conference on Network of the Future (NoF 2021) will take place on October 6-8, 2021 in Coimbra, Portugal to address the challenges and opportunities raised by recent technological solutions.

The Call for Papers has just been extended, so please consider submitting a contribution.

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General Chairs
Carmen Mas Machuca, Technical University of Munich, Germany
Lucia Martins, INESC Coimbra, Portugal

TPC Chairs
Susana Sargento, University of Aveiro, Portugal
Tim Wauters, Ghent University & imec, Belgium

Steering Committee Chair
Prosper Chemouil, Cnam, France

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