IEEE Conference on Network Function Virtualization and Software Defined Networks
5–7 November 2024 // Natal, Brazil



The Instituto Metrópole Digital (IMD), located within the Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte (UFRN) main campus, is the venue for the IEEE NFV-SDN 2024 conference. UFRN is a prestigious public educational institution located in Natal, Brazil. Established in 1960, UFRN is among the top universities in Brazil and is recognized for its academic excellence and diverse range of programs. The university offers a wide array of undergraduate, master's, and doctoral programs, and is committed to fostering international partnerships and academic cooperation. UFRN is also dedicated to promoting social inclusion and community outreach, and it actively engages in research and innovation across various fields. With its strong emphasis on education, research, and service, UFRN plays a vital role in the academic and cultural landscape of the region.

Rectory of UFRN (Photo by Cicero Oliveira)

The Instituto Metrópole Digital (IMD) is an Academic Specialized Unit of the Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte (UFRN) with a distinct profile. It offers undergraduate and postgraduate courses, including technical courses in Information Technology, as well as graduate programs in Innovation in Educational Technologies. The institute is committed to providing high-quality education in the field of digital technology, offering both in-person and distance learning modalities. Additionally, IMD is focused on promoting technological innovation and strengthening the relationship between academia and industry. For more information, visit the official website of the Instituto Metrópole Digital (IMD/UFRN).

IEEE NFV-SDN 2024 venue: Instituto Metrópole Digital - IMD (Photo by Rodrigo Martins and Cícero Oliveira)


Reaching IMD

The IMD building is located within the Central Campus of UFRN, in the neighborhood of Lagoa Nova, Natal-RN. The exact address is:

Campus Universitário Central da UFRN - Av. Capitão Mor Gouveia, S/N - Lagoa Nova, Natal - RN, 59078-900.

For further assistance, you can contact the IMD office in Natal:

As guidance on the recommended transportation options, we strongly suggest utilizing taxi services, ride-hailing services (Uber operates as a convenient and reliable transportation service), as well as car rentals for transportation to IMD. We do not recommend using any public transportation.