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Eleventh International Network Conference (INC 2016)
Title: Optimization of Wireless Disaster Network through Network Virtualization
Author(s): Armin Lehmann, Auberlin Paguem Tchinda, Ulrich Trick
Keywords: Ad Hoc Networks; Disaster Networks; Network Functions Virtualization; Wireless Mesh Networks;
Abstract: Natural disasters reported to have occurred increased dramatically over the second half of the 20th century. Floods, earthquakes, tsunamis and storms have appeared worldwide with catastrophic consequences. Right after the catastrophic events, the demand for communication services explosively increases, while communication resources are often affected entirely or partially. Without a working communication infrastructure, the coordination among numerous disorganized helpers and rescue teams is impossible. This paper proposes a wireless disaster network that integrates network functions virtualization (NFV), which offers a large number of possibilities to optimize a disaster network, such as availability, reliability, cost-efficiency, scalability, lower power consumption, and adaptable network configuration and topology. Finally, the paper concludes with a future perspective of a distributed orchestration system for the proposed disaster network.
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