University of Oulu

T. Taleb, I. Afolabi, K. Samdanis and F. Z. Yousaf, "On Multi-Domain Network Slicing Orchestration Architecture and Federated Resource Control," in IEEE Network, vol. 33, no. 5, pp. 242-252, Sept.-Oct. 2019. doi: 10.1109/MNET.2018.1800267

On multi-domain network slicing orchestration architecture and federated resource control

Saved in:
Author: Taleb, Tarik1; Afolabi, Ibrahim1; Samdanis, Konstantinos2;
Organizations: 1Aalto University, Espoo, Finland
2Nokia-Bell Labs, Munich, Germany
3NEC Laboratories Europe GmbH, Heidelberg, Germany
Format: article
Version: accepted version
Access: open
Online Access: PDF Full Text (PDF, 1.8 MB)
Persistent link:
Language: English
Published: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 2019
Publish Date: 2020-03-11


A sophisticated and efficient network slicing architecture is needed to support the orchestration of network slices across multiple administrative domains. Such multi-domain architecture shall be agnostic of the underlying virtualization and network infrastructure technologies. Its objective is to extend the traditional orchestration, management and control capabilities by means of models and constructs in order to form a well-stitched composition of network slices. To facilitate such a composition of networking and compute/storage resources, this article introduces a management and orchestration architecture that incorporates Software Defined Networking (SDN) and Network Function Virtualization (NFV) components to the basic 3GPP network slice management. The proposed architecture is broadly divided into four major strata, namely the Multi-domain Service Conductor Stratum, Domain-specific Fully- Fledged Orchestration Stratum, Sub-Domain MANO and Connectivity Stratum, and Logical Multi-domain Slice Instance stratum. Each of these strata is described in detail, providing the fundamental operational specifics for instantiating and managing the resulting federated network slices.

see all

Series: IEEE network
ISSN: 0890-8044
ISSN-E: 1558-156X
ISSN-L: 0890-8044
Volume: 33
Issue: 5
Pages: 242 - 252
Article number: 8758980
DOI: 10.1109/MNET.2018.1800267
Type of Publication: A1 Journal article – refereed
Field of Science: 213 Electronic, automation and communications engineering, electronics
Funding: This work was partially supported by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Program through the 5G!Pagoda project and the MATILDA Project with Grant No. 723172 and No. 761898 respectively. It was also supported in part by the 6Genesis project under Grant No. 318927.
Academy of Finland Grant Number: 318927
Detailed Information: 318927 (Academy of Finland Funding decision)
Copyright information: © 2019 IEEE. Personal use of this material is permitted. Permission from IEEE must be obtained for all other uses, in any current or future media, including reprinting/republishing this material for advertising or promotional purposes, creating new collective works, for resale or redistribution to servers or lists, or reuse of any copyrighted component of this work in other works.