The utmost focus of all the applications based on Io T, edge/fog computing and cyber-physical systems (CPS) is to create a web of people, data, processes and things under a common umbrella to fulfil their routine and daily requirements.
Therefore, a scalable, programmable and customized network technology is the foremost requirement of the current scenario in smart communities.
One of the biggest challenge in front of these applications in that they rely on the communication infrastructure to a great extent.
The need of higher data rates, lower latency and reliable services for these smart and connected applications make it necessary to rely on heterogeneous network architecture and infrastructure.
The emergence of software-defined networking (SDN), network function virtualization (NFV) and other adaptive services and applications are gaining the much-required attention of industry, research community and academia.
SDN can provide automatic configuration of network policies as per the varying requirements of the smart devices and their associated systems, services and parameters due to the change in user’s requirements.Standard IEEE conference templates for La Te X formats are found at may also use one of the following templates for Microsoft Word: A4, US letter.Only PDF files will be accepted for the review process, and all submissions must be done through EDAS.Therefore, it becomes essential to amalgamate SDN and NFV in a novel end-to-end architecture concept.This novel end-to-end architecture must support the much required programmable, software driven and customized network platform to improvise a diverse range of services in an effective manner.Addressing the need for a flexible network architecture that adapts to the diverse requirement of 5G networks in smart communities, this workshop aims to serve as a platform for researchers from academia and industries, to promote the design and development of new ideas, tools and technologies related to SDN:5G amalgamation.Topics of interest include but are not limited to: Workshop Website: https://sites.google.com/site/sdn5gsc2018/ Submission Instructions: The Author and Submission Guidelines apply.In this direction, future 5G networks are expected to provide a relief for such smart communities.However, the future 5G networks need to be more flexible and adaptable in contrast to its predecessors in order to cope with the heterogeneous needs of the ubiquitous applications and services.This pool of applications consists of different domains such as Internet of Things (Io T), web of connected autonomous vehicles, remotely controlled robots, heterogeneous sensor connected to serve versatile applications.Moreover, many new research paradigms such as self-driven cars, electric vehicle-as-a-service are expected to join this pool of innovative paradigms and technologies.