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A Centralized Framework for Smart Access Point Selection based on the Fittingness Factor

Raschella, A, Bouhafs, F, Seyedebrahimi, M, MacKay, M and Shi, Q (2016) A Centralized Framework for Smart Access Point Selection based on the Fittingness Factor. In: 2016 23RD INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON TELECOMMUNICATIONS (ICT) . (23rd International Conference on Telecommunications (ICT), 16 May 2016 - 18 May 2016, Thessaloniki, GREECE).

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This paper focuses on addressing the Access Point (AP) selection problem by relying on a centralized controller that provides a global view of the network. This approach follows the Software-Defined Networking (SDN) concept, which has long been considered in the literature as an innovative method to control management functionalities for wired networks and that is also now becoming a hot topic in the context of Wi-Fi networks. The proposed AP selection approach is based on a novel algorithm which relies on the Fittingness Factor (FF) concept, to maximize a function that reflects the suitability of the available spectrum resources to the application requirements. Specifically, this paper describes the development of a framework that implements the FF-based algorithm for smart AP selection in a centralized controller. The simulated performance comparison of this algorithm against a strategy that maximizes the achievable data rate considered in many papers in the literature, illustrates the important achievements that have been obtained in terms of saved bandwidth and users' satisfaction.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Science & Technology; Technology; Engineering, Electrical & Electronic; Telecommunications; Engineering; Access point selection; Fittingness factor; Software Defined Network
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Divisions: Computer Science & Mathematics
Publisher: IEEE
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Date Deposited: 07 Feb 2017 14:57
Last Modified: 13 Apr 2022 15:15
URI: https://researchonline.ljmu.ac.uk/id/eprint/5467
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