Vol.69, No.1, 2021, pp.267-282, doi:10.32604/cmc.2021.017813
A Novel Features Prioritization Mechanism for Controllers in Software-Defined Networking
  • Jehad Ali1, Byungkyu Lee2, Jimyung Oh2, Jungtae Lee3, Byeong-hee Roh1,*
1 Department of Computer Engineering and Department of AI Convergence Network, Ajou University, Suwon, 16499, Korea
2 LIG Next1 Co. Ltd., Seongnam, 13488, Korea
3 Department of Software and Computer Engineering, Ajou University, Suwon, 16499, Korea
* Corresponding Author: Byeong-hee Roh. Email:
Received 12 February 2021; Accepted 29 March 2021; Issue published 04 June 2021
The controller in software-defined networking (SDN) acts as strategic point of control for the underlying network. Multiple controllers are available, and every single controller retains a number of features such as the OpenFlow version, clustering, modularity, platform, and partnership support, etc. They are regarded as vital when making a selection among a set of controllers. As such, the selection of the controller becomes a multi-criteria decision making (MCDM) problem with several features. Hence, an increase in this number will increase the computational complexity of the controller selection process. Previously, the selection of controllers based on features has been studied by the researchers. However, the prioritization of features has gotten less attention. Moreover, several features increase the computational complexity of the selection process. In this paper, we propose a mathematical modeling for feature prioritization with analytical network process (ANP) bridge model for SDN controllers. The results indicate that a prioritized features model lead to a reduction in the computational complexity of the selection of SDN controller. In addition, our model generates prioritized features for SDN controllers.
Software-defined networking; controllers; feature-based selection; quality-of-service; analytical network process; analytical hierarchy process
Cite This Article
J. Ali, B. Lee, J. Oh, J. Lee and B. Roh, "A novel features prioritization mechanism for controllers in software-defined networking," Computers, Materials & Continua, vol. 69, no.1, pp. 267–282, 2021.
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