Network Resource Management and Control in SDN

Speaker(s) : Daphne Tuncer (UCL, UK)
Abstract: The management of network infrastructures has become increasingly complex over time, which is mainly attributed to the introduction of new functionality to support emerging services and applications. The Software-Defined Networking (SDN) paradigm is seen as a promising solution to reduce this complexity through the creation of a unified control plane independent of specific vendor equipment. However, designing a SDN-based solution for network resource management raises several challenges as it should exhibit flexibility, scalability and adaptability. In this talk, we will review some of these challenges and present our recent contributions in that direction. After introducing the SDN-based management and control framework that we designed to support for both static and dynamic resource management applications, we will discuss issues associated with the exchange of information in distributed management and control scenarios. We will finally demonstrate the benefits of the proposed framework based on a number of realistic network resource management use cases.
Short bio Daphne Tuncer is currently a Research Associate in the Communications and Information Systems Group (CISG) in the Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering, University College London (UCL), UK. She obtained her Ph.D. in Electronic and Electrical Engineering from UCL in November 2013. Her research interests are in the areas of adaptive network resource management, software-defined networks and cache/content management.

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