2017 IEEE Symposium on Computers and Communications (ISCC) (2017)
July 3, 2017 to July 6, 2017
Pablo Graubner , Dept. of Mathematics & Computer Science, Philipps-Universität Marburg, D-35032, Germany
Markus Sommer , Dept. of Mathematics & Computer Science, Philipps-Universität Marburg, D-35032, Germany
Matthias Hollick , Dept. of Computer Science/Electrical Engineering & Information Technology, TU Darmstadt, D-64293, Germany
Bernd Freisleben , Dept. of Mathematics & Computer Science, Philipps-Universität Marburg, D-35032, Germany
Software-defined networking paradigms have found their way into wireless edge networks, allowing network slicing, mobility management, and resource allocation. This paper presents dynamic role assignment as a novel approach to software-defined network topology management for wireless edge devices, such as laptops, tablets and smartphones. It combines the centralized control of wireless Network Interface Controller (NIC) modes with Network Function Virtualization (NFV) to integrate network topology transitions as well as network service and application service placement within a single mechanism. Our proposal is evaluated with respect to latency, bandwidth, and power consumption of the edge nodes. The experimental results show significant differences in both bandwidth (up to 18%) and power consumption (up to 15%) for playing different roles, and when using (a) a web proxy and (b) an intrusion prevention system as examples of application services.
Ad hoc networks, Wireless communication, Logic gates, Peer-to-peer computing, Bridges, Network function virtualization
P. Graubner, M. Sommer, M. Hollick and B. Freisleben, "Dynamic role assignment in Software-Defined Wireless Networks," 2017 IEEE Symposium on Computers and Communications (ISCC), Heraklion, Greece, 2017, pp. 760-766.