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Title
ORCHESTRA : virtualized and programmable orchestration of heterogeneous WLANs
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Abstract
Local area networks (LANs) are employed by a plethora of heterogeneous consumer devices, equipped with the ability to connect to the Internet using a variety of different wireless network technologies. Existing solutions and the lower layers of the OSI stack are unfit to cope with this heterogeneity. For instance, dynamical inter-technology switching is user-of application-based. We propose the ORCHESTRA framework to manage the different devices in heterogeneous wireless local area networks (WLANs) and introduce capabilities such as packet-level dynamic and intelligent handovers (both inter-and intra-technology), load balancing, replication, and scheduling. The framework consists of a controller that is capable of communicating with both existing Software-Defined Networking (SDN) and Network Function Virtualization (NFV) controllers and with devices containing a newly introduced virtual Medium Access Control (MAC) layer. We show that the virtual MAC enables transparent and real-time inter-technology handovers and that our solution scales up to two thousands of clients.
Language
English
Source (journal)
International Conference on Network and Service Management : [proceedings]. - Piscataway, NJ
Source (book)
13th International Conference on Network and Service Management (CNSM), NOV 26-30, 2017, Tokyo, JAPAN
Publication
New york : Ieee , 2017
ISSN
2165-9605
2165-963X
ISBN
978-3-901882-98-2
978-3-901882-98-2
Volume/pages
(2017) , 9 p.
ISI
000427961400031
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UAntwerpen
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Creation 04.05.2018
Last edited 24.08.2021
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