Conferences related to Control Plane

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2020 IEEE International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation and North American Radio Science Meeting

The joint meeting is intended to provide an international forum for the exchange of information on state of the art research in the area of antennas and propagation, electromagnetic engineering and radio science


2020 59th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control (CDC)

The CDC is the premier conference dedicated to the advancement of the theory and practice of systems and control. The CDC annually brings together an international community of researchers and practitioners in the field of automatic control to discuss new research results, perspectives on future developments, and innovative applications relevant to decision making, automatic control, and related areas.


2020 IEEE 70th Electronic Components and Technology Conference (ECTC)

ECTC is the premier international conference sponsored by the IEEE Components, Packaging and Manufacturing Society. ECTC paper comprise a wide spectrum of topics, including 3D packaging, electronic components, materials, assembly, interconnections, device and system packaging, optoelectronics, reliability, and simulation.


2020 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA)

The International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA) is the IEEE Robotics and Automation Society’s biggest conference and one of the leading international forums for robotics researchers to present their work.


2020 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics (SMC)

The 2020 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics (SMC 2020) will be held in Metro Toronto Convention Centre (MTCC), Toronto, Ontario, Canada. SMC 2020 is the flagship conference of the IEEE Systems, Man, and Cybernetics Society. It provides an international forum for researchers and practitioners to report most recent innovations and developments, summarize state-of-the-art, and exchange ideas and advances in all aspects of systems science and engineering, human machine systems, and cybernetics. Advances in these fields have increasing importance in the creation of intelligent environments involving technologies interacting with humans to provide an enriching experience and thereby improve quality of life. Papers related to the conference theme are solicited, including theories, methodologies, and emerging applications. Contributions to theory and practice, including but not limited to the following technical areas, are invited.


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Periodicals related to Control Plane

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Antennas and Propagation, IEEE Transactions on

Experimental and theoretical advances in antennas including design and development, and in the propagation of electromagnetic waves including scattering, diffraction and interaction with continuous media; and applications pertinent to antennas and propagation, such as remote sensing, applied optics, and millimeter and submillimeter wave techniques.


Applied Superconductivity, IEEE Transactions on

Contains articles on the applications and other relevant technology. Electronic applications include analog and digital circuits employing thin films and active devices such as Josephson junctions. Power applications include magnet design as well asmotors, generators, and power transmission


Automatic Control, IEEE Transactions on

The theory, design and application of Control Systems. It shall encompass components, and the integration of these components, as are necessary for the construction of such systems. The word `systems' as used herein shall be interpreted to include physical, biological, organizational and other entities and combinations thereof, which can be represented through a mathematical symbolism. The Field of Interest: shall ...


Biomedical Engineering, IEEE Transactions on

Broad coverage of concepts and methods of the physical and engineering sciences applied in biology and medicine, ranging from formalized mathematical theory through experimental science and technological development to practical clinical applications.


Communications Magazine, IEEE

IEEE Communications Magazine was the number three most-cited journal in telecommunications and the number eighteen cited journal in electrical and electronics engineering in 2004, according to the annual Journal Citation Report (2004 edition) published by the Institute for Scientific Information. Read more at http://www.ieee.org/products/citations.html. This magazine covers all areas of communications such as lightwave telecommunications, high-speed data communications, personal communications ...


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Most published Xplore authors for Control Plane

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Xplore Articles related to Control Plane

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Survivable control plane establishment with live control service backup and migration in SD-EONs

IEEE/OSA Journal of Optical Communications and Networking, 2016

It is known that software-defined elastic optical networks (SD-EONs) are programmable and application-aware. However, due to the centralized network control and management, SD-EONs are vulnerable to the network failures that can affect control plane operations. In this paper, we study the problem of survivable control plane establishment (SCPE), i.e., the controller placement and related communication planning for control service backup ...


Yang Data Model for SFC Control Plane

2016 18th Asia-Pacific Network Operations and Management Symposium (APNOMS), 2016

Service Function Chaining (SFC) consists of SFC data plane and control plane from the aspect of architecture. The standard document of I-D.ietf-sfc- control-plane-00 describes requirements for delivering information between SFC control elements and SFC functional elements. This paper defines requirements of management of SFC control plane and defines Yang data model of management operations performed in a SFC control plane ...


A Hybrid Hierarchical Control Plane for Flow-Based Large-Scale Software-Defined Networks

IEEE Transactions on Network and Service Management, 2015

The decoupled architecture and the fine-grained flow-control feature limit the scalability of a flow-based software-defined network (SDN). In order to address this problem, some studies construct a flat control plane architecture; others build a hierarchical control plane architecture to improve the scalability of an SDN. However, the two kinds of structure still have unresolved issues: A flat control plane structure ...


Control-plane slicing methods in multi-tenant software defined networks

2015 IFIP/IEEE International Symposium on Integrated Network Management (IM), 2015

In this paper, we focused on two prevailing architectural approaches for control-plane virtualization in multi-tenant OpenFlow-ready SDN domains: The first permits the delegation of a specific, non-overlapping part of the overall flowspace to each tenant OpenFlow controller, exposing him/her the entire substrate topology; the second conceals the substrate topology to tenants by abstracting resources and exposing user-controlled (tenant) Virtual Networks ...


A CoAP based control plane for software defined wireless sensor networks

Journal of Communications and Networks, 2017

WSN have limitations that make them difficult to apply in critical and large- scale scenarios. The main identified barriers are the difficulty of building the management system, and their lack of flexibility to adapt to policy changes. Software defined networking (SDN) is a viable alternative to solve these limitations. Besides, SDN can bring several other benefits to WSN, allowing, for ...


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Educational Resources on Control Plane

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IEEE-USA E-Books

  • Survivable control plane establishment with live control service backup and migration in SD-EONs

    It is known that software-defined elastic optical networks (SD-EONs) are programmable and application-aware. However, due to the centralized network control and management, SD-EONs are vulnerable to the network failures that can affect control plane operations. In this paper, we study the problem of survivable control plane establishment (SCPE), i.e., the controller placement and related communication planning for control service backup and migration to protect the control plane of an SD-EON against single node failures. We first propose a novel mutual backup model to improve the survivability of the control plane with high protection efficiency. An integer linear programming (ILP) model is then formulated to solve the SCPE problem with the objective to minimize both the number of deployed OpenFlow controllers (OF-Cs) and the average control channel latency. We also propose a time-efficient heuristic and use simulations to verify that it can obtain similar solutions to those of the ILP. On top of the theoretical investigation, we design and implement the system to facilitate live control service backup and migration with SCPE in an SD-EON control plane testbed. Experimental results demonstrate that the proposed scheme works efficiently, and compared with that using a single OF-C, our scheme achieves much shorter average provisioning latency in dynamic provisioning.

  • Yang Data Model for SFC Control Plane

    Service Function Chaining (SFC) consists of SFC data plane and control plane from the aspect of architecture. The standard document of I-D.ietf-sfc- control-plane-00 describes requirements for delivering information between SFC control elements and SFC functional elements. This paper defines requirements of management of SFC control plane and defines Yang data model of management operations performed in a SFC control plane based on the standardization documents of the SFC architecture and SFC control plane components and requirements.

  • A Hybrid Hierarchical Control Plane for Flow-Based Large-Scale Software-Defined Networks

    The decoupled architecture and the fine-grained flow-control feature limit the scalability of a flow-based software-defined network (SDN). In order to address this problem, some studies construct a flat control plane architecture; others build a hierarchical control plane architecture to improve the scalability of an SDN. However, the two kinds of structure still have unresolved issues: A flat control plane structure cannot solve the superlinear computational complexity growth of the control plane when the SDN scales to a large size, and the centralized abstracted hierarchical control plane structure brings a path stretch problem. To address these two issues, we propose Orion, a hybrid hierarchical control plane for large-scale networks. Orion can effectively reduce the computational complexity of an SDN control plane by several orders of magnitude. We also design an abstracted hierarchical routing method to solve the path stretch problem. Furthermore, we propose a hierarchical fast reroute method to illustrate how to achieve fast rerouting in the proposed hybrid hierarchical control plane. Orion is implemented to verify the feasibility of the hybrid hierarchical approach. Finally, we verify the effectiveness of Orion from both the theoretical and experimental aspects.

  • Control-plane slicing methods in multi-tenant software defined networks

    In this paper, we focused on two prevailing architectural approaches for control-plane virtualization in multi-tenant OpenFlow-ready SDN domains: The first permits the delegation of a specific, non-overlapping part of the overall flowspace to each tenant OpenFlow controller, exposing him/her the entire substrate topology; the second conceals the substrate topology to tenants by abstracting resources and exposing user-controlled (tenant) Virtual Networks (VNs). For both cases, we propose and analyze three control-plane slicing methods (domain, switch and port-wide), enforced by the management plane, that safeguard control-plane isolation among tenant VNs. Their effectiveness is assessed in terms of control-plane resources (number of flowspace policy rule entries, table lookup times and memory consumption) via measurements on a prototype implementation. To that end, we introduced and prototyped the Flowspace Slicing Policy (FSP) rule engine, an automated mechanism translating substrate management-plane policies into VN mapping control-plane rules. Our experiments, involving thousands of tenants VN requests over a variety of WAN-scale network topologies (e.g. Internet2/OSE3 and GÉANT), demonstrate that the port-wide slicing method is the most efficient in terms of tenant request acceptance ratio, within acceptable control-plane delays and memory consumption.

  • A CoAP based control plane for software defined wireless sensor networks

    WSN have limitations that make them difficult to apply in critical and large- scale scenarios. The main identified barriers are the difficulty of building the management system, and their lack of flexibility to adapt to policy changes. Software defined networking (SDN) is a viable alternative to solve these limitations. Besides, SDN can bring several other benefits to WSN, allowing, for example, complex network applications to run on the controller. A new approach called software-defined wireless sensor network (SDWSN) is increasing in interest by the research community, and in this paper, we propose a new SDWSN control plane based on the constrained application protocol (CoAP). We provide a comprehensive specification for the control plane, including the communication infrastructure, the control plane protocol, and the basic networking functions in controllers (topology discovery and flow control). We show how the proposed control plan can be implemented in the Contiki operating system and present a preliminary performance evaluation of the overhead introduced by the control plane protocol.

  • From GMPLS to PCE/GMPLS to OpenFlow: How much benefit can we get from the technical evolution of control plane in optical networks?

    Control plane techniques are very important for optical networks since they can enable dynamic lightpath provisioning and restoration, improve the network intelligence, and greatly reduce the processing latency and operational expenditure. In recent years, there have been great progresses in this area, ranged from the traditional generalized multi-protocol label switching (GMPLS) to a path computation element (PCE)/GMPLS-based architecture. The latest studies have focused on an OpenFlow-based control plane for optical networks, which is also known as software-defined networking. In this paper, we review our recent research activities related to the GMPLS-based, PCE/GMPLS-based, and OpenFlow-based control planes for a translucent wavelength switched optical network (WSON). We present enabling techniques for each control plane, and we summarize their advantages and disadvantages.

  • Experimental demonstration of OpenFlow/GMPLS interworking control plane for IP/DWDM multi-layer optical networks

    A unified control plane (UCP) for IP/Dense Wavelength Division Multiplexing (DWDM) multi-layer optical networks is a very important issue for network carriers. Generalized Multi-Protocol Label Switching (GMPLS), with a decade of development and standardization work, is a mature control plane technique for optical transport networks. But GMPLS-based UCP for IP/DWDM multi-layer networks is overly complex for deployment in a real operational scenario. On the other hand, OpenFlow has been verified as a promising solution for a UCP, but it is not mature enough to control optical switching nodes so far. Therefore, as an intermediate step towards a fully OpenFlow-based UCP, a logical choice at present is to introduce an OpenFlow/GMPLS interworking control plane which is able to use GMPLS to control the optical layer and use OpenFlow to dynamically coordinate between IP and optical layers. In light of this, in this paper, we experimentally present three interworking solutions (parallel, overlay and integrated) between OpenFlow and GMPLS for intelligent wavelength path control in IP/DWDM multi-layer optical networks. The overall feasibility of these solutions is assessed and their performance is quantitatively evaluated and compared on an actual network testbed.

  • A Control-Plane Traffic Analysis Tool for LTE Network

    As one of the newest technology, LTE has become increasingly popular after GSM and UMTS. As the LTE industrial chain matures and user requirements grow, E-UTRAN will be deployed on a large scale, covering all urban areas and most other regions. The control plane, which is responsible for connection management, mobility and security, has aroused more and more attention. In order to have an in-depth understanding of LTE control plane, we focus on developing an LTE traffic monitoring and analysis system (LMAS) and analyzing mobile user behavior in LTE network. Characterizing user behavior creates opportunities for better user experience and more information for the Internet service provider.

  • Cost-effective control plane design for optical sub-wavelength switched ring network

    Optical sub-wavelength switched networks have been attracting attention as a cost-effective solution, especially for bursty metro-area networks. Although such networks fully use wavelength capacity and provide bandwidth flexibility, a stable and/or robust control plane is necessary for dynamic control scenarios. Moreover, the required resources for the control channel are considerable when we aim at high-frequent information gathering to achieve on- demand follow-up control. In this paper, we propose a cost-effective control plane design method for efficient traffic accommodation in future metro networks. This method uses a control-signal mediator that can efficiently suppress the required bandwidth resources.

  • Research on unified control plane design for multi-layer optical networks

    A unified control plane is necessary to be designed for multi-layer optical networks, especially for IP over WDM networks to improve the performance and efficiency of the entire networks. This paper focuses on the framework of PCE- based unified control plane, and proposes some strategies for different optimization objectives.



Standards related to Control Plane

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IEEE Standard for Safety Levels with Respect to Human Exposure to Radio Frequency Electromagnetic Fields, 3 kHz to 300 GHz

Recommendations are made to protect against established adverse health effects in human beings associated with exposure to electric, magnetic and electromagnetic fields in the frequency range of 3 kHz to 300 GHz. The recommendations are expressed in terms of basic restrictions (BRs) and maximum permissible exposure (MPE) values. The BRs are limits on internal fields, specific absorption rate (SAR), and ...