Anwendungsorientierte, SDN-basierte Steuerungsarchitekturen für Kommunikationsnetze und ihre Leistungsbewertung

Funding Agency: DFG
Duration: 3 years, 01.01.2017 - 31.12.2019
Partners: Lehrstuhl für Informatik III, Universität Würzburg
Researchers (TUM/LKN): Christian Sieber (
  Andreas Blenk (
Researcher (WUE/LS3): Thomas Zinner
  Susanna Schwarzmann

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Scope of Project

The project targets the development of fundamental control mechanisms for network-aware application control and application-aware network control for Software Defined Networks (SDN) in order to enhance the user perceived quality (QoE). The idea is to leverage the QoE from multiple applications as control input parameter for application control and network control mechanisms. These mechanisms are implemented by an Application Control Plane (ACP) and a Network Control Plane (NCP). In order to obtain a global view, applications and network parameters are monitored and communicated to the respective control plane interface. Network / application information and demands are exchanged between the control planes in order to derive appropriate control actions.

The main objectives cover:

  • Design of an (network-aware) application control plane that optimizes the overall QoE for multi-application scenarios.
  • Design of an application-aware SDN control plane.
  • Evaluation of a joint application and network control plane.

Additional Resources

Project's page at the Lehrstuhl für Informatik III, University of Würzburg


This work received funding by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG, German Research Foundation) - 316878574.