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Software-defined networking for ubiquitous healthcare service delivery

Software-defined networking for ubiquitous healthcare service delivery

Andriopoulou, Foteini, Birkos, Konstantinos, Mantas, Georgios ORCID: 0000-0002-8074-0417 and Lymberopoulos, Dimitrios (2018) Software-defined networking for ubiquitous healthcare service delivery. In: Broadband Communications, Networks, and Systems. Lecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering (LNICST) (263). Springer, Cham, Switzerland, pp. 95-104. ISBN 978-3030051945 ISSN 1867-8211 (doi:

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The growth of the mobile, portable devices and the server-to-server communication through cloud computing increase the network traffic. The dependence of the ubiquitous healthcare service delivery on the network connectivity creates failures that may interrupt or delay the treatment plan with adverse effects in patients’ quality of life even leading to mortality. In the present work, we propose the incorporation of Software Defined Networking (SDN) features in the healthcare domain in order to provide the appropriate bandwidth and guarantee the accurate real time medical data transmission independently of the connectivity of the ISP provider. The SDN controller monitors the network traffic and specifies how traffic should be routed providing load balancing, lower delays and better performance. Finally, the proposed healthcare architecture addresses the SDN scalability challenge by incorporating the logically centralized control plane using multiple distributed controllers. A 2-tier hierarchical overlay is formed among SDN controllers following the principles of peer-to-peer networking.

Item Type: Conference Proceedings
Title of Proceedings: Broadband Communications, Networks, and Systems
Additional Information: Proceedings of the 9th International EAI Conference, Broadnets 2018, Faro, Portugal, September 19–20, 2018.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Software defined network; Body area networks; Ubiquitous healthcare service delivery
Subjects: T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
Faculty / School / Research Centre / Research Group: Faculty of Engineering & Science
Faculty of Engineering & Science > School of Engineering (ENG)
Last Modified: 02 Nov 2020 13:40

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