IEEE Conference on Network Softwarization (IEEE NetSoft) 2018 has been created as a flagship conference aiming at addressing “Softwarization” of networks and systemic trends concerning the convergence of Cloud Computing, Software-Defined Networking (SDN), and Network Function Virtualization (NFV). IEEE Netsoft is technically sponsored by the IEEE Communications Society and the IEEE Computer Society.
TSSG Researchers submitted three papers and all of these were successfully accepted in this conference.
The first paper has been accepted in IEEE NetSoft 2018 main conference. In this paper, a network coding approach to In-Band control traffic sharing in Software Defined Networks has been proposed. In fact, the use of network coding has been proposed which encourages information mixing as packets traverse the network. It is shown that network coding when applied to control plane traffic in an in-band design can help overcome losses due to congestion and link impairments. Evaluation results suggest that network coding aware in-band design can mitigate number of re-transmissions as well as total delay incurred by control packet losses.
Fayaz Akhtar, Mubashir Husain Rehmani, and Alan Davy, A Network Coding Approach to In-Band Control Traffic Sharing in Software Defined Networks, IEEE Conference on Network Softwarization (IEEE NetSoft),2018.
The second paper has been accepted in IEEE International Workshop on Emerging Trends in Softwarized Networks (ETSN), Colocated with IEEE NetSoft, 2018. In the second paper, a link failure learning algorithm using Multi-armed bandit technique (LFL-MAB) has been proposed for Software Defined Network based Smart Grid. The proposed LFL-MAB algorithm will be run by the SDN controller. LFL-MAB algorithm has the capability to learn the strategy adopted by the attacker and select those communication links which are reliable, thus adapting to the changing network conditions dynamically. It is demonstrated through simulation results that the proposed algorithm outperform other approaches and ensure reliable communication and resiliency within the smart grid network.
Mubashir Husain Rehmani, Fayaz Akhtar, Alan Davy and Brendan Jennings, Achieving Resilience in SDN-Based Smart Grid: A Multi-Armed Bandit Approach, IEEE International Workshop on Emerging Trends in Softwarized Networks (ETSN), Colocated with IEEE Conference on Network Softwarization (IEEE NetSoft), 2018.
The third paper has been accepted in IEEE NetSoft 2018 main conference as well. In the paper, federation between different domain SDN controllers has been leveraged to provision end-to-end QoS in real-time as per an application or enterprise customer’s dynamic demands. Traditional and widely deployed mechanism of provisioning wide area network QoS – MPLS itself has been augmented with SDN breakthrough to embed dynamicity and agility into its rather rigid QoS provisioning process. The proposed SDN-MPLS QoS framework referred to as MPLS-as-a-Service has been implemented on a state-of-the-art testbed referred to as WaterFed hosted herein TSSG’s in-house data-center. Inter-domain QoS is seeing advancements from dedicated players such as SD-WAN vendors. With MaaS, the aim is to rather evolve this process natively from the network control or at the operator level itself and making the process dynamic enough to be suited for the economics of even smaller customers.
Sidhant Hasija, Rashid Mijumbi, Steven Davy, Alan Davy, Brendan Jennings and Keith Griffin, Domain Federation via MPLS and SDN for Dynamic, Real-time End-to-end QoS Support, IEEE Conference on Network Softwarization (IEEE NetSoft),2018.