Madrid, Spain

TSI's Centre for Testing and Interoperability and the TeraFlowSDN community are organizing the 2nd TFS Hackfest on 20-21 June 2023. The event will be held during the IEEE NetSoft Conference in Madrid, Spain.

The theme of the IEEE NetSoft 2023 will be “Boosting Future Networks through Advanced Softwarization”. IEEE NetSoft 2023 will showcase the latest research and development results from academia and industry in the area of AI/ML, SDN/NFV, edge/fog networking, management and orchestration, network slicing, energy efficiency, cloud-native deployments, security among others promising research areas in the context of Future Internet with the final aim of enabling an open softwarized network environment featured by full automation and autonomicity, native network slicing, and AI-based and dynamic control, management and orchestration.

TeraFlowSDN Hackfest will take the form of hands-on tutorials featuring the recently released TeraFlow Release 2, which will allow participants to build their own first-hand experience with TeraFlowSDN Controller.

Participation in the TeraFlowSDN Hackfest is free and open to all - upon registration


Besides of the Hackaton, TeraFlow is organizing NetData 2023 - Workshop on Network Automation and Data Plane Programmability in the framework of NetSoft 2023. The workshop will take place either Monday June 19th, 2023 or Friday June 23rd, 2023.

The aim of NetData 2023 is facilitating discussion and exchange of ideas and practices, and successfully promotes innovative solutions towards network automation. The workshop will cover the following topics:

  • Control and management of data plane programmable devices.
  • SDN and NFV distributed solutions. - Novel solutions for data-plane programmable (e.g., P4, eBPF) devices and Smart NICs.
  • Inter-data center networking.
  • Programmable converged optical and wireless architectures.
  • Network automation enabling techniques (e.g., policy refinement, control loops, artificial intelligence methods).
  • Availability, resiliency, performance, trust, and security considerations in network automation and data plane programmability.
  • Network automation and data plane programmability standards and open-source software.
  • Network automation or data plane evolution proof-of-concepts, experimentations; report on field trials and real-world deployments.


The organizing committee is:

  • Ricard Vilalta, CTTC, General Chair
  • Carlos Natalino da Silva, Chalmers University of Technology, General Chair
  • Dan Marom, Hebrew University, Israel, TPC Co-Chair
  • Haomian Zheng, Huawei, TPC Co-Chair
  • Konstantinos Tsiomos, Nova, TPC Co-Chair
  • Juan Pedro Fernández-Palacios, Telefónica, TPC Co-Chair