【2011-07-08】Prof. Kuang-Ching Wang, (Clemson University, Clemson), "Towards a Software Defined Architecture for Machine-to-machine Communication in the Future Internet: A GENI Perspective"

Poster:Post date:2011-07-05

Title: Towards a Software Defined Architecture for Machine-to-machine Communication in the Future Internet: A  GENI Perspective
Speaker: Prof. Kuang-Ching Wang
, (Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Clemson University, Clemson, SC)
Time: 11:20, Jul 08 (Thru), 2011
Place:   Room 104, CSIE Building


Embedded networking has evolved over several phases in the past decade. In early 2000's, wireless sensors were introduced to automate monitoring in different environments, sending data over a local ad hoc network. Around 2004, the concept was extended to vehicles, forming vehicular ad hoc networks for opportunistic communication. In recent years, connecting these platforms to the Internet becomes at focus:

manufacturers supported IPv6 routing on wireless sensors, the US Department of Transportation launched the Vehicle Infrastructure Integration (VII) program, and companies begin to envision all electronic devices connected to the Internet - a machine-to-machine(M2M) future.

Quoting an M2M article by Intel's Adam Burns, M2M Segment Manager, three key features are expected in the M2M market: "reducing cost through standardization, creating and defining Intelligent devices, and future-proofing devices". These features impose an interesting challenge for the future Internet - how to design a "standardized"

Internet "now" and ensure it to be "future-proof" for new devices and applications that have not been introduced yet. These happen to be the same questions researchers asked in the quest for the future Internet architecture. While IP has faithfully and successfully served Internet for 30 years, researchers have seen reasons for Internet to support more flexible, non-IP switching methods. This suggests the future Internet to be programmable by design, preferrably through a standardized framework.

Since 2008, NSF launched the Global Environment for Network Innovations (GENI) project to enable programmable clean-slate experiments in all protocol layers at Internet scale. To date, the testbed has had its key pieces in place and has opened its door for researchers to conduct experiments. In the first part of my talk, I will introduce the GENI concepts, its current status, and various example uses of GENI in different research areas. In the second part of my talk, I will introduce a range of research initiatives at Clemson that address wired and wireless networking, cloud computing, and security challenges for the future Internet. OpenFlow - a software defined networking (SDN) solution for wired and wireless networks is the key enabler of these research. The discussion will then converge on a rough sketch of a future Internet architecture for highly mobile networks and, not coincidentally, M2M networks.


Dr. K.-C. Wang is an Associate Professor at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Clemson University, Clemson, SC.  He received his Ph.D. degree from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, in 2003.  His research concerns assurance of communication quality of service in wireless networks.  He currently leads multiple teams at Clemson developing and experimenting with the NSF GENI future Internet testbed. His team integrated OpenFlow, a novel software defined networking paradigm, into Clemson's campus Ethernet and a roadside wireless mesh network. His teams also developed security, P2P, network coding, and cloud computing experiments on GENI. He also leads the newly established NetFPGA lab at Clemson, working with faculty on wireless communication, high performance computing, and cloud computing research. Prior to participation in GENI, he has developed a range of network testbeds with different wireless technologies including Wi-Fi, WiMAX, and Zigbee for infrastructure, ad hoc, and sensor wireless networks sponsored by NSF, USDOT, SCDOT, BMW, Cisco Systems, and CH2M Hill. Further information can be found at http://www.clemson.edu/~kwang.

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