ReasoNet : Inferring Network Policies Using Ontologies

Rotsos, Charalampos and Farshad, Arsham and King, Daniel and Hutchison, David (2018) ReasoNet : Inferring Network Policies Using Ontologies. In: 2018 4th IEEE Conference on Network Softwarization and Workshops (NetSoft) :. IEEE, CAN, pp. 159-167. ISBN 9781538646335

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Modern SDN control stacks consist of multiple abstraction and virtualization layers to enable flexibility in the development of new control features. Rich data modeling frameworks are essential when sharing information across control layers. Unfortunately, existing NOS data modeling capabilities are limited to simple type-checking and code templating. We present an exploration of a more extreme point on SDN data modeling: ReasoNet. Developers can use semantic web technologies to enrich their data models with reasoning rules and integrity/consistency constraints and automate state inference across layers. We demonstrate the ability of ReasoNet to automate state verification and cross-layer debugging, through the implementation of two popular control applications, a learning switch and a QoS policy engine.

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