Dr Bong-Hwan Oh
Academic and research departmentsInstitute for Communication Systems, Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences.
Qian P, Wang N, Oh B, Ge C, Tafazolli R Optimization of Webpage Downloading Performance with Content-aware Mobile Edge Computing,MECOMM '17 Proceedings of the Workshop on Mobile Edge Communicationspp. 31-36 Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
With increased complexity of webpages nowadays, computation latency incurred by webpage processing during downloading operations has become a newly identified factor that may substantially affect user experiences in a mobile network. In order to tackle this issue, we propose a simple but effective transport-layer optimization technique which requires necessary context information dissemination from the mobile edge computing (MEC) server to user devices where such an algorithm is actually executed. The key novelty in this case is the mobile edge?s knowledge about webpage content characteristics which is able to increase downloading throughput for user QoE enhancement. Our experiment results based on a real LTE-A test-bed show that, when the proportion of computation latency varies between 20% and 50% (which is typical for today?s webpages), the downloading throughput can be improved up to 34.5%, with reduced downloading time by up to 25.1%
Oh Bong-Hwan, Vural Serdar, Wang Ning, Tafazolli Rahim (2018) Priority-based Flow Control for Dynamic and Reliable Flow Management in SDN,IEEE Transactions on Network and Service Management IEEE
Software-Defined Networking (SDN) is a promising paradigm of computer networks, offering a programmable and centralised network architecture. However, although such a technology supports the ability to dynamically handle network traffic based on real-time and flexible traffic control, SDN-based networks can be vulnerable to dynamic change of flow control rules, which causes transmission disruption and packet loss in SDN hardware switches. This problem can be critical because the interruption and packet loss in SDN switches can bring additional performance degradation for SDN-controlled traffic flows in the data plane. In this paper, we propose a novel robust flow control mechanism referred to as Priority-based Flow Control (PFC) for dynamic but disruption-free flow management when it is necessary to change flow control rules on the fly. PFC minimizes the complexity of flow modification process in SDN switches by temporarily adapting the priority of flow rules in order to substantially reduce the time spent on control-plane processing during run-time. Measurement results show that PFC is able to successfully prevent transmission disruption and packet loss events caused by traffic path changes, thus offering dynamic and lossless traffic control for SDN switches.