Evaluation of autonomic load balancing in wireless multiaccess environment

Teemu Rautio, Markus Luoto, Jukka Mäkelä, Petteri Mannersalo

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    The continuously increasing complexity of the communication networks and growing data traffic volume have proven to pose measurable challenges for the network and service management. The Univerself project is facing these challenges by designing a Unified Management Framework (UMF) for enabling widespread and consistent autonomic management of networks and services, while at the same time maintaining operator's supervision. This paper introduces our work on wireless access load balancing, being part of the UMF work. First of all, we summarize our approach (Distributed Decision Engine -DDE) for information monitoring, further processing and delivery in the context of autonomic network and service management. We describe our proof-of-concept prototype on multiaccess capable access selection and load balancing, and show the employment of DDE and autonomic decision mechanisms therein. The prototype is evaluated by conducting a set of measurements and outperformance will be proven against a reference system without network or service awareness.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationIEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference, WCNC 2013
    PublisherIEEE Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers
    ISBN (Electronic)978-1-4673-5937-5, 978-1-4673-5939-9
    ISBN (Print)978-1-4673-5938-2
    Publication statusPublished - 2013
    MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
    EventIEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference, WCNC 2013 - Shanghai, China
    Duration: 7 Apr 201310 Apr 2013

    Publication series

    SeriesIEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference


    ConferenceIEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference, WCNC 2013
    Abbreviated titleWCNC 2013


    • autonomic network management
    • distributed decision making
    • load balancing
    • monitoring
    • multiaccess


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