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An Architecture for Hierarchical Software-Defined Vehicular Networks

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Correia, Sergio ; Boukerche, Azzedine ; Meneguette, Rodolfo I.
Total Authors: 3
Document type: Journal article
Source: IEEE COMMUNICATIONS MAGAZINE; v. 55, n. 7, p. 80-86, JUL 2017.
Web of Science Citations: 26

With the recent advances in the telecommunications and auto industries, we have witnessed growing interest in ITS, of which VANETs are an essential component. SDN can bring advantages to ITS through its ability to provide flexibility and programmability to networks through a logically centralized controller entity that has a comprehensive view of the network. However, as the SDN paradigm initially had fixed networks in mind, adapting it to work on VANETs requires some changes to address particular characteristics of this kind of scenario, such as the high mobility of its nodes. There has been initial work on bringing SDN concepts to vehicular networks to expand its abilities to provide applications and services through the increased flexibility, but most of these studies do not directly tackle the issue of loss of connectivity with said controller entity. In this article, we propose a hierarchical SDN-based vehicular architecture that aims to have improved performance in the situation of loss of connection with the central SDN controller. Simulation results show that our proposal outperforms traditional routing protocols in the scenario where there is no coordination from the central SDN controller. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 15/18898-9 - Cloud services for Vehicular Networks Assistance in Intelligent Transport Management of Big Cities
Grantee:Rodolfo Ipolito Meneguette
Support type: Scholarships abroad - Research