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Entropy 2018, 20(4), 225; https://doi.org/10.3390/e20040225

Software Defined Networks in Wireless Sensor Architectures

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Group of Analysis, Security and Systems (GASS), Department of Software Engineering and Artificial Intelligence (DISIA), Faculty of Computer Science and Engineering, Office 431, Universidad Complutense de Madrid (UCM), Calle Profesor José García Santesmases, 9, Ciudad Universitaria, 28040 Madrid, Spain
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Department of Convergence Security, Sungshin Women’s University, 249-1 Dongseon-Dong 3-ga, Seoul 136-742, Korea
These authors contributed equally to this work.
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Received: 30 January 2018 / Revised: 8 March 2018 / Accepted: 19 March 2018 / Published: 26 March 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Information Theory and 5G Technologies)
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Abstract

Nowadays, different protocols coexist in Internet that provides services to users. Unfortunately, control decisions and distributed management make it hard to control networks. These problems result in an inefficient and unpredictable network behaviour. Software Defined Networks (SDN) is a new concept of network architecture. It intends to be more flexible and to simplify the management in networks with respect to traditional architectures. Each of these aspects are possible because of the separation of control plane (controller) and data plane (switches) in network devices. OpenFlow is the most common protocol for SDN networks that provides the communication between control and data planes. Moreover, the advantage of decoupling control and data planes enables a quick evolution of protocols and also its deployment without replacing data plane switches. In this survey, we review the SDN technology and the OpenFlow protocol and their related works. Specifically, we describe some technologies as Wireless Sensor Networks and Wireless Cellular Networks and how SDN can be included within them in order to solve their challenges. We classify different solutions for each technology attending to the problem that is being fixed. View Full-Text
Keywords: controller; data plane; management; resource allocation; software defined networks; wireless sensor networks controller; data plane; management; resource allocation; software defined networks; wireless sensor networks
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Puente Fernández, J.A.; García Villalba, L.J.; Kim, T.-H. Software Defined Networks in Wireless Sensor Architectures. Entropy 2018, 20, 225.

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