Department of Software and IT Engineering
Mohamed Faten Zhani is associate professor with the department of software and IT engineering at ÉTS Montreal in Canada. His research interests include cloud computing, network function virtualization, software-defined networking and resource management in distributed systems. He co-authored several book chapters and papers published in top conferences and journals.

Faten served as general or program chair for many international workshops and conferences. He is co-editor of a special series of IEEE Communications Magazine and managing editor of IEEE softwarization newsletter.
He is co-founder and vice-chair of the IEEE Network Intelligence Initiative, member of many IEEE and ITU standardization groups, and Senior member of IEEE.

Faten received the IEEE/IFIP IM 2017 Young Researchers and Professionals Award as a recognition for outstanding research contribution and leadership in the field of network and service management.

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Latest News!
  • Faten is participating at the panel "Maturing E2E network and cloud slicing: Where are the frontiers?" held at  the IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference (WCNC 2019) on April 5-19, 2019, Marrakech, Morocco.

  • Faten will give a speech entitled "A Glance into the Future: Designing the Tactile Internet" at the Global Network Technology Conference (GNTC 2018)  organized under the theme "New Technology, New Architecture and New Network", Nanjing, China, on November 15, 2018.

  • Faten will give a keynote entitled "Rethinking the Network Architecture and Protocols for the Tactile Internet" at the International Workshop on High-Precision Networks Operations and Control (HiPNet 2018) collocated with the IEEE/IFIP/ACM International Conference on Network and Service Management (CNSM 2018), Rome, Italy, November 9, 2018. He is also participating to the workshop panel "Is the Internet ready for High-Precision Networking?".

  • Faten is co-editor of the IEEE Communications Magazine series on "Telecom Software, Network Virtualization, and Software Defined Networks". Submissions are welcome at any time! Click here for more details.

  • Faten gave a keynote entitled "Network service chains as a Service - Deployment and Research challenges" at the IEEE International Workshop on Emerging Trends in Softwarized Networks (ETSN 2018) collocated with the IEEE NetSoft 2018, Montreal, Canada, June 25, 2018.

  • Faten is co-founder and vice-chair of the IEEE Network Intelligence Emerging Technology Initiative (NI ETI). Join us

  • Faten is program co-chair of the IEEE international Workshop on Approaches, Analyses, and Performance Issues in Virtualized Environments and Software Defined Networking (PVE-SDN 2018) collocated with the IEEE Conference on Network Softwarization (NetSoft 2018), Montreal, Canada, June 29, 2018.


  • Faten is co-chairing the third IEEE/IFIP Workshop on Security for Emerging Distributed Network Technologies (DISSECT) collocated with IEEE/IFIP IM 2017, Lisbon, Portugal (DISSECT 2017).

  • Faten is co-organizing and chairing a Special Track on Autonomic Management as part of the IEEE/IFIP International Symposium on Integrated Network Management, Lisbon, Portugal, 8-12 May 2017 (IEEE/IFIP IM 2017 Special Tracks).

  • Faten is co-chairing the 4th Workshop on CrossCloud Infrastructures & Platforms collocated with EuroSys'17, April 23-26 2017, Belgrade, Serbia (CrossCloud 2017).

  • Faten is a co-editor of the Special Issue of the International Journal on Network Management (IJNM) on Security for Emerging Open Networking Technologies (CFP).

  • Faten joined the editorial board of the International Journal of Network Management (IJNM).

  • Faten is co-organizing the IEEE/ACM/IFIP International Conference on Network and Service Management (CNSM) at his school l'École de Technologie Supérieure (ÉTS) and he is co-chairing the CNSM Technical Program Committee (CNSM 2016).