SDN-enabled session continuity for wireless networks

Wei Wen Chen, Li-Hsing Yen, Chia Lin Chuo, Ting Hsuan Heish, Chien-Chao Tseng

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All active sessions of an ordinary host will be broken if the host changes its IP address as a result of migrating to a new subnet. Traditional solutions toward this problem either need modifying mobile hosts or create tunnels that cause inefficient triangle routing. SDN-based mobility schemes, on the other hand, focus on handover latency reduction or fast packet redirection after handover. There is no SDN-based approach that handles autonomous IP address changes by mobile hosts. As a remedy, we propose SDN-enabled Session Continuity (SDN-SC), as an SDN-based mobility management mechanism that retains session for hosts roaming across subnets in an SDN network. Particularly, SDN-SC suppresses possible address re-configurations with techniques such as gateway spoofing and DHCP lease renewal for mobile hosts away from home. We studied the performance of SDN-SC and compared it with that of MIPv4 and PMIPv6. The results show that SDN-SC outperforms both MIPv4 and PMIPv6 in terms of handover latency.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2017 IEEE International Conference on Communications, ICC 2017
EditorsMerouane Debbah, David Gesbert, Abdelhamid Mellouk
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9781467389990
StatePublished - 28 Jul 2017
Event2017 IEEE International Conference on Communications, ICC 2017 - Paris, France
Duration: 21 May 201725 May 2017

Publication series

NameIEEE International Conference on Communications
ISSN (Print)1550-3607


Conference2017 IEEE International Conference on Communications, ICC 2017


  • Handover Delay
  • Mobility Management
  • Session Continuity
  • Software Defined Network (SDN)


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