A Survey on Autonomic Provisioning and Management of QoS in SDN Networks

Ahmed Binsahaq, Tarek R. Sheltami, Khaled Salah

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In today's Internet, killer network services and applications, such as video and audio streaming, network storage, and online video games, are pushing the network infrastructure resources to the edge. By design and for the most part, the Internet is the best offer delivery ecosystem with little or no end-to-end quality-of-service (QoS) guarantees. Even, frameworks, such as IntServ and DiffServ that were designed and implemented to provide QoS guarantees, still fail to solve this problem at a wide scale. Software-defined networking (SDN) is a fast emerging networking paradigm that promises to provide end-to-end QoS guaranteeing by offering greater network flexibility, abstraction, control, and programmability to network resources. In this paper, we review, survey, and discuss the current state of the art on QoS provisioning in the area of SDN, with respect to applying the concept of autonomic computing (AC) to automatically support, provision, monitor, and maintain QoS requirements. This paper includes in-depth classification, taxonomy, and comparative analysis for the autonomic-based QoS provisioning in accordance with the famous influential and widely adopted the monitor-analyze-plan-execute-knowledge (MAPE-K) IBM architectural model for autonomic computing.

Original languageBritish English
Article number8726285
Pages (from-to)73384-73435
Number of pages52
JournalIEEE Access
StatePublished - 2019


  • automation
  • Autonomic computing
  • autonomic networking
  • autonomous systems
  • QoS
  • SDN


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