Volume 14, Number 3

A Class-based Adaptive QoS Control Scheme Adopting Optimization Technique
over WLAN SDN Architecture


Pacharakit Vanitchasatit and Teerapat Sanguankotchakorn, Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand


Recently, Software-Defined Networking (SDN), a network architecture approach that enables the network to be intelligently and centrally controlled by using software applications, has been introduced. Another important issue in the network management context is Quality of Service (QoS).

This work investigates the QoS provisioning of various traffic classes on an SDN-enabled network. We propose and implement the class-based adaptive QoS control scheme on SDN-enabled network for various traffic classes, namely VoIP, Video Streaming and File Transfer. The effectiveness of our proposed scheme is validated by simulation using Mininet and Ryu controller. The procedure to create the simulation platform and all details relevant to all software used are described step-by-step in detail. The main performance evaluation metric is the Maximum Number of Traffic Flows admittable with QoS while Average Throughput, Latency, Jitter, and Packet Loss Rate are maintained at the comparable level of the existing work in the literature called JMABC [11]. Our simulation results are illustrated with 95% confidence interval. According to the simulation results, it is obvious that our proposed class-based adaptive QoS control scheme adopting the optimization technique significantly outperforms the existing similar QoS provision scheme in terms of the maximum number of the high priority traffic flows (VoIP) admittable with QoS while the other evaluation metrics are maintained at the same level.


Software-Defined Networking (SDN), Quality-of-Service (QoS).