CADWAN – A Control Architecture for Dense Wi-Fi Access Networks

Pierluigi Gallo, Ilenia Tinnirello, Szymon Szott, Katarzyna Kosek-Szott

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The growing demands of ubiquitous computing are leading towards the densification of wireless access networks. The challenges of high density deployments can be addressed by network- wide centralized control. To this end we propose CADWAN – a Control Architecture for efficient management of Dense Wi-Fi Access Networks. Its main advantages are: flexibility (it supports software- defined wireless networking), scalability (it uses a three-tier optimization framework), and extendibility (it exploits a unified control interface with support for heterogeneous devices). Furthermore, CADWAN is complementary to ongoing developments in IEEE 802.11, especially 802.11ax.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)194-201
Number of pages8
JournalIEEE Communications Magazine
Publication statusPublished - 2018

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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