P-SCOR: Integration of Constraint Programming Orchestration and Programmable Data Plane

P-SCOR Architecture
In IEEE Transactions on Network and Service Management

In this manuscript we present an original implementation of network management functions in the context of Software Defined Networking. We demonstrate a full integration of an artificial intelligence driven management, an SDN control plane, and a programmable data plane. Constraint Programming is used to implement a management operating system that accepts high level specifications, via a northbound interface, in terms of operational objective and directives. These are translated in technology-specific constraints and directives for the SDN control plane, leveraging the programmable data plane, which is enriched with functionalities suited to feed data that enable the most effective operation of the “intelligent” control plane, by exploiting the P4 language.

Andrea Melis
Andrea Melis
Adjunct Professor
Post-Doc Researcher

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