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Title: Protocol-Adaptive Strategies for Wireless Mesh Smart City Networks
Authors: Mamatas, Lefteris
Demiroglou, Vassilis
Kalafatidis, Sarantis
Skaperas, Sotiris
Tsaoussidis, Vassilis
Type: Article
Subjects: FRASCATI::Engineering and technology::Other engineering and technologies
FRASCATI::Natural sciences::Computer and information sciences
Keywords: Wireless communication
Smart cities
Network topology
Wireless mesh networks
Issue Date: 2023
Source: IEEE Network
Volume: 37
Issue: 2
First Page: 136
Last Page: 143
Abstract: Wireless mesh networks, especially those typically utilized in smart city deployments for their low-cost and adaptable topologies, are characterized by challenging requirements for communication performance, reliability, as well as adaptability to dynamic network conditions. In this context, Named Data Networking (NDN) introduces a novel packet naming scheme and in-network caching for efficient data retrieval. Although NDN reliability can be damaged by prolonged delays and intermittent connectivity, this impact can be largely canceled by incorporating the Delay-Tolerant-Networking (DTN) paradigm. Hence, we argue that the challenging, dynamic network conditions of smart cities can be handled accordingly by a protocol-adaptive solution that deploys and configures on-demand the most appropriate protocol strategy per node. Software-Defined Networking (SDN) provides the missing features of intelligent centralized control and programmability. Here, we propose REWIRE: an SDN-based protocol-adaptive solution for smart city networking with low-delay communication and reliable interactions. We employ SDN control features, containerized non-IP protocol stacks, clustering and change point (CCP) mechanisms. We also conduct a preliminary investigation of our solution based on real experimentation over two novel smart city testbeds.
ISSN: 0890-8044
Other Identifiers: 10.1109/MNET.002.2200347
Appears in Collections:Department of Applied Informatics

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