Software Defined Networking for Future Dense Wireless Communications


IEEE Seminar by: IEEE Fellow - Prof. Abbas Jamalipour (U. Sydney, Australia)

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Prof. Abbas Jamalipour
Prof. Abbas Jamalipour of University of Sydney


Software Defined Networking for Future Dense Wireless Communications

The exponential growth of cellular network traffic and flattening spectral efficiency are two of the biggest challenges faced by beyond 4G/5G wireless cellular networks. On the demand side, network traffic is exponentially growing and becoming more and more diverse while on the supply side; the available spectrum and spectral efficiency are flattening out. One way for overcoming the problem of increasing per-user capacity and spectral efficiency is to make cells smaller and bring base stations closer to mobile hosts, thus reducing the number of users per cell and improving per link SNR. As a result, network deployments in beyond 4G/5G wireless cellular networks will inevitably become extremely dense. The current architectures are unable to support such extremely dense cellular and wireless deployments. One way to improve the cellular network architecture is to apply the fundamentals of software defined networking (SDN) to design layers of system and abstractions that simplifies the deployment and management of extremely dense wireless cellular networks. SDN can programmatically decouple network architectures from infrastructure, thus making it easier for deploying new applications and services, as well as for tuning network policy and performance. When the SDN theory is applied, base stations perform basic packet-processing functions under the command of a logically centralized controller. Thus, SDN enables distribution of data-plane rules over multiple, low-cost network switches, hence reducing the scalability of the packet gateway and enabling flexible handling of data traffic over the cellular network. In this talk we explore such new architecture design for future wireless cellular networks.


Abbas Jamalipour is Professor of Ubiquitous Mobile Networking at the University of Sydney, Australia, and holds a PhD in Electrical Engineering from Nagoya University, Japan. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical, Information, and Communication Engineers (IEICE) and a Fellow of the Institution of Engineers Australia, an ACM Professional Member, and an IEEE Distinguished Lecturer. He is the Deputy Director for the Centre of Excellence in Telecommunications, and leads the Wireless Networking Group (WiNG) at the University of Sydney. He is the author of six technical books, nine book chapters, and over 350 technical papers in scholarly journals and international conferences, as well as five patents, all in the area of wireless communications. He is the recipient of many prestigious awards including the 2010 IEEE ComSoc Harold Sobol Award, the 2010 Royal Academy of Engineering UK Distinguished Fellowship, and the 2006 IEEE ComSoc Distinguished Contribution to Satellite Communications Award, the 2006 IEEE ComSoc Best Tutorial Paper Award, and ten best paper awards. He is one of the most cited researchers in the field of mobile and cellular networks. He was the Editor-in-Chief IEEE Wireless Communications and currently he is an editor for several scholarly journals. He has served in many IEEE positions including ComSoc Vice President for Conferences; Member ComSoc Finance Committee; Member ComSoc On-Line Contents Committee; Member ComSoc Education Board; Member ComSoc Conference Boards; Member IEEE TAB/PSPB Products & Services Committee; Chair Communication Switching and Routing TC; Chair Satellite and Space Communications TC; Vice Director Asia Pacific Board. He has been a General Chair/Technical Program Chair/Vice Chair of major IEEE conferences (e.g., RWS'08, RWS'09, WCNC'10, GLOBECOM'10, ICC'11, GLOBECOM'12, PIMRC'12; ICC'14, ICSPCS’14, ICT2015). Dr. Jamalipour is also an elected member of Board of Governors (2014-16), IEEE Vehicular Technology Society.


1) Technical Talk 2) Q&A Session 3) Networking