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Can QoS be dynamically manipulated using end-device initialization?

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)448-454
Number of pages7
Journal2016 IEEE International Conference on Communications Workshops (ICC)
PublishedMay 2016
Event2016 IEEE International Conference on Communications Workshops, ICC 2016 - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Duration: 23 May 201628 May 2016



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The traffic growth as well as the diversity in Quality of Service (QoS) requirements are drastically increasing the challenges in achieving effective network management. The need to handle dynamic QoS requests exacerbates such challenges and dictates novel solutions able to make network management more flexible and adaptable to traffic changes. To this aim, in this paper we propose a novel approach aiming at dynamically managing the QoS within the Software-defined Networks through flow initialization and termination requests from the end-client. Our approach allows management and control planes to be informed as soon as possible about the changes in the traffic requirements of the network, thus introducing a more flexible (re)configuration of the network according to the actual traffic demands. Such flexibility is particularly interesting within the next generation networks that aim to serve diverse set of vertical industries. While the full picture of the network architecture is depicted in this paper, we present the prototype implementation of this novel approach. The latency and overhead as introduced by the proposed approach in this paper are studied using the prototype implementation.

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