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Towards Dynamic Controller Placement in Software Defined Vehicular Networks

Abstract : The emerging SDVN (Software Defined Vehicular Network) paradigm promises to bring flexibility and efficient resource utilization to vehicular networks, enabling the emergence of novel Intelligent Transportation Services. However, as it was initially designed with wired network in mind, applying the SDN paradigm to a vehicular context faces new challenges related to the peculiar characteristics of this network (high node mobility and node density, and the presence of wireless links). In this paper, we focus on one of the critical architectural elements of SDVN, namely, the SDN Controller Placement, and promote the use of dynamic placement methods that take into account the dynamicity of vehicular networks' topology. We also describe the different approaches towards a dynamic controller placement and also propose an ILP (Integer Linear Programming) based dynamic placement method that adaptively readjusts the number and placement of controllers according to road traffic fluctuations. The proposed method is evaluated using a realistic traffic trace from Luxembourg City. Simulation results show that our approach outperforms the static approach as proposed in the literature.
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Soufian Toufga, Slim Abdellatif, Hamza Tarik Assouane, Philippe Owezarski, Thierry Villemur. Towards Dynamic Controller Placement in Software Defined Vehicular Networks. Sensors, MDPI, 2020, 20 (6), pp.1701. ⟨10.3390/s20061701⟩. ⟨hal-02532658⟩

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