Community awareness of applied NFV research problems which are important for Telcos is still low and slowly increasing. Thus, in the current landscape, open source NFV project proposals in OpenStack, OpenDaylight, and OPNFV etc. are often focused on near term implementation issues and not considering long term architectural requirements.
In this talk, we discuss the newly formed IRTF NFV Research Group (NFVRG)  and the role it will play in building community awareness in the area of applied NFV research. The NFVRG will help in driving the NFV architectural vision for projects in OpenStack, OpenDaylight, and OPNFV etc. by complementing the ETSI NFV  standardization efforts. We will also discuss some of the key NFV research problems and the architectural implications to OpenStack.
 “Internet Research Task Force (IRTF) NFV Research Group,” https://irtf.org/nfvrg
 “ETSI Network Functions Virtualization,” http://www.etsi.org/technologies-clusters/technologies/nfv