KuVS Summer School 2016 on SDN and NFV (Registration Open!)

Each year, the KuVS group organizes a Summer School on a hot topic of networking and distributed systems. The main target audience are first-year PhD students as well as people from industry.

The topic for the 2016 edition is Software-Defined Networking and Network Function Virtualization, taking place in the sailing school of Deutsche Hochseesportverband HANSA (DHH) the week of June 20th.

It is the goal of this summer school to provide a comprehensive survey of the key skills necessary to successfully undertake independent research in SDN or NFV, covering both theoretical backgrounds as well as practical aspects.

To this end, a program was created that rests on three main pillars:

- Presentations from leading experts with discussions and Q&A
- Hands-on work with actual frameworks
- Presentations by participants on their incipient or ongoing research work, along with feedbacks from other participants and experts.

The program will also encompass a one-day team building event to foster networking among the participants.

The Summer School will take place in the sailing school of Deutsche Hochseesportverband HANSA (DHH). It is one of the most reputable sailing schools in Germany, and located in Glücksburg (near Flensburg), one of the northernmost spots in the country, close to the Danish border at the Baltic sea.

Registration is now open, and details can be found at the University of Paderborn's website:

KuVS - short for "Kommunikation und Verteilte Systeme", or Communication and Distributed Systems - is a technical committee of the German Society for Computer Science (Gesellschaft für Informatik) and the VDE's Information Society (Informationstechnischen Gesellschaft des VDE). It gathers interest in communication and distributed systems from both industry and academia and provides services to the community as well as represents these topics towards the general public.