WPEIF – IX Workshop on Future Internet Research and Experimentation


The Internet is present in people’s daily lives and has a profound impact on society. The technology currently available allows each person to be connected to the Internet with mobile devices, equipped with multiple network interfaces and with several sensors making room for the creation of cyber-physical systems that will allow a new wave of services and applications.

Due to technological developments, new network architectures will increasingly be software-based and will run on top of a shared infrastructure using cloud and fog computing, software-defined networking, network function virtualization, software-defined radio and software-based internet exchange points. The next generation of mobile telecommunications networks, called 5G, since its conception is based on a concept of a sliced network over the same infrastructure to meet the specific requirements of each market.

Infrastructure and networks are becoming more flexible and reconfigurable, focusing on the new requirements that applications impose on them. In this scenario, software increasingly assumes a relevant role, allowing the programmability of networks and the infrastructure.

The future Internet is a broad concept that involves the infrastructure, networks, and applications that will have a significant impact on society. The trend is that the next generation of the Internet will be made up of the coexistence of multiple architectures, focusing on specific requirements, using a shared and programmable infrastructure.

Given this scenario in the United States is an initiative that aims to offer support for experimental research of tomorrow’s Internet, in Europe several initiatives linked to experimental research envision research for the next generation of the Internet. In Brazil, there is the FIBRE environment (https://fibre.org.br/) and initiatives such as the projects FUTEBOL (http://www.ict-futebol.org.br/) and 5GINFIRE (https://5ginfire.eu/), created upon collaborations between Europe and Brazil.

These initiatives open a new cycle of experimental research for the future networks with a focus on the several open research challenges. They create conditions for large-scale pilot testing and execution and can benefit industry and foster innovation.

The Workshop on Future Internet Research and Experimentation (WPEIF) aims to create a forum for discussions and exchange of information, knowledge, and experiences on experimental research related to future networks and to promote experimental research in this area, involving the scientific and technical community aware of the future networks.


WPEIF invites authors to submit original and innovative research papers, even if still work in progress, related to research into Future Internet considering: the infrastructure; network architectures and related protocols; and, future Internet-based applications.

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

  • Software Defined Infrastructures
  • New Network Architectures
  • New techniques, mechanisms, and algorithms related to aspects such as Security, Mobility, Management, QoS, QoE
  • Applications based on new network architectures
  • Software Defined Networking (SDN)
  • Software Defined Radio (SDR)
  • Software Defined Wireless Networks (WSDN)
  • Programmable networks (OpenFlow and P4)
  • Next Generation Mobile Telecommunication Networks (5G)
  • Autonomic Networking
  • Network Function Virtualization (NFV)
  • Future Internet Applications and Applications to the Internet of Things (IoT)
  • Applications to Smart Environments (Smart Cities, Smart Home, Smart Agriculture, Smart Industry, Smart Energy)
  • Experimental research based on testbeds such as FIBRE, GENI, FIRE, FIWARE Lab, PlanetLab, etc.


Paper submission will be made exclusively using the JEMS system. All final submissions can be written in Portuguese or English conforming to SBC standard conference format. The final manuscript for publication must contain a paper of a maximum of six (6) printed pages. Authors are required to submit fully formatted articles (PDF), with graphs, images, and other special areas arranged as intended for the final publication.

Articles submitted to the WPEIF Workshop will be peer-reviewed by the technical program committee, and the best articles will be selected for presentation and publication in the event proceedings.

At least one co-author/author of an accepted paper must register and present the paper at the workshop.


Submission Deadline: March, 16 2018
Acceptance Notification: April, 06 2018
Final Version: April, 14 2018
Workshop Date: May, 06 2016 (Campos do Jordão, SP, Brazil)


JEMS – https://submissoes.sbc.org.br/sbrc2018_wpeif


Antônio Jorge Gomes Abelém

Antônio Jorge Gomes Abelém (UFPA)

WPEIF Coordinator


Flávio de Oliveira Silva

Flávio de Oliveira Silva (UFU)

WPEIF Coordinator


José Ferreira de Rezende

José Ferreira de Rezende (UFRJ)

WPEIF Coordinator