The Resources Placement Problem in a 5G Hierarchical SDN Control Plane

  • Irian Leyva-PupoEmail author
  • Cristina Cervelló-Pastor
  • Alejandro Llorens-Carrodeguas
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 801)


In this paper, we address the SDN Controllers and Virtual Network Functions (VNFs) placement problem in 5G networks. To this aim, we propose an architecture for the 5G Control Plane and a method to determine the optimal placement of controllers and VNFs. The placement is determined according not only to latency and capacity requirements but also to type of Network Function (NF).





This work has been supported by the Ministerio de Economía y Competitividad of Spain under project TEC2016-76795-C6-1-R and AEI/FEDER, UE.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Irian Leyva-Pupo
    • 1
    Email author
  • Cristina Cervelló-Pastor
    • 1
  • Alejandro Llorens-Carrodeguas
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Network EngineeringUniversitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC)CastelldefelsSpain

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