Flux Research Group / School of Computing

SIMECA: SDN-based IoT Mobile Edge Cloud Architecture

Binh Nguyen, Nakjung Choi, Marina Thottan, and Jacobus (Kobus) Van der Merwe

IFIP/IEEE International Symposium on Integrated Network Management - Mini Conference 2017.

Mobile Networking, Cloud


In future mobile networks, e.g., 5G, emerging IoT services are expected to support billions of IoT devices with unique characteristics and traffic patterns. In this paper we propose an SDN-based IoT Mobile Edge Cloud Architecture (SIMECA) which can deploy diverse IoT services at the mobile edge by leveraging distributed, lightweight control and data planes optimized for IoT communications. We prototyped our architecture using a pre-commercial mobile networking software stack to demonstrate the feasibility and utility of our approach.