The IEEE Conference on Network Functions Virtualization and Software-Defined Networking (IEEE NFV-SDN) is a premier IEEE event on the latest NFV and SDN concepts and mechanisms. The 7th IEEE NFV-SDN 2021 was carried as a virtual event focused on the foundation, design, verification, operation, security, and evolution of VNFs and the advances in the NFV concept that took place from 9-11 November 2021.
The Doctoral Symposium is a relevant feature of the IEEE NFV-SDN conference series providing an opportunity for Ph.D. students to present their research work (in progress or recently completed). Our Ph.D. candidate, Nathan Saraiva, presented his late-stage Ph.D. work entitled “CLARA: Closed Loop-based Zero-touch Network Management Framework”, for which he received the best doctoral symposium paper award. This award is second received by our laboratory for the second consecutive year.