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Sensors 2018, 18(12), 4228;

SDN Based End-to-End Inter-Domain Routing Mechanism for Mobility Management and Its Evaluation

Graduate School of Information Sciences, Tohoku University, Miyagi 980-8577, Japan
Electronics and Communication Engineering, Istanbul Technical University, 34467 Sarıyer, Turkey
Cyberscience Center, Tohoku University, Miyagi 980-8577, Japan
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Received: 13 October 2018 / Revised: 17 November 2018 / Accepted: 29 November 2018 / Published: 2 December 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue New Trends in Ambient Intelligence Applications)
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Nowadays, due to the widespread usage of mobile devices and wireless network technologies, we can use various ICT services almost anytime, anywhere even if we are changing our location at that moment. Therefore, mobility management technology have been attracting attention. This technology is to keep communication alive even when a mobile node (MN), which is communicating with the server or some nodes, moves to another network domain. Software Defined Networking (SDN) is used for mobility management to realize effective intra-domain routing that optimizes routes when an MN moves inside an SDN domain. However, many of the approaches mainly focus on intra-domain routing and it is difficult to optimize inter-domain route. In this paper, we focus on this routing optimization problem and propose an SDN based end-to-end routing mechanism specified for mobility management. The proposed routing mechanism can optimize an end-to-end route based on various parameters such as bandwidth, number of domains, and flow operations for mobility after an MN has moved across SDN domains. We carried out some simulational experimentations to evaluate the effect of proposal. It is shown that the proposed routing mechanism can reduce communication delay and enhance network performance. Thus, the proposed routing mechanism can realize effective ICT services. View Full-Text
Keywords: Software Defined Networking; mobility management; end-to-end routing Software Defined Networking; mobility management; end-to-end routing

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Hata, M.; Soylu, M.; Izumi, S.; Abe, T.; Suganuma, T. SDN Based End-to-End Inter-Domain Routing Mechanism for Mobility Management and Its Evaluation. Sensors 2018, 18, 4228.

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