SARA – A Semantic Access Point Resource Allocation Service for Heterogenous Wireless Networks

Zhou, Q., Gray, A. J.G., Pezaros, D. and McLaughlin, S. (2019) SARA – A Semantic Access Point Resource Allocation Service for Heterogenous Wireless Networks. In: 11th Annual Wireless Days Conference, Manchester, UK, 24-26 Apr 2019, ISBN 9781728101170 (doi: 10.1109/WD.2019.8734260)

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In this paper, we present SARA, a Semantic Access point Resource Allocation service for heterogenous wireless networks with various wireless access technologies existing together. By automatically reasoning on the knowledge base of the full system provided by a knowledge based autonomic network management system - SEANET, SARA selects the access point providing the best quality of service among the different access technologies. Based on an ontology assisted knowledge based system SEANET, SARA can also adapt the access point selection strategy according to customer defined rules automatically. Results of our evaluation based on emulated networks with hybrid access technologies and various scales show that SARA is able to improve the channel condition, in terms of throughput, evidently. Comparisons with current AP selection algorithms demonstrate that SARA outperforms the existing AP selection algorithms. The overhead in terms of time expense is reasonable and is shown to be faster than traditional access point selection approaches.

Item Type:Conference Proceedings
Additional Information:This research was supported by the EPSRC TOUCAN project (Grant No. EP/L020009/1) and EPSRC NMaaS project (Grant No. EP/N033957/1).
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Gray, Dr Alasdair and Zhou, Miss Qianru and Pezaros, Professor Dimitrios
Authors: Zhou, Q., Gray, A. J.G., Pezaros, D., and McLaughlin, S.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Computing Science
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2019 IEEE
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Project CodeAward NoProject NamePrincipal InvestigatorFunder's NameFunder RefLead Dept
709131Network Measurement as a Service (MaaS)Dimitrios PezarosEngineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC)EP/N033957/1COM - COMPUTING SCIENCE