Network Coding for Critical Infrastructure Networks

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The applications in the critical infrastructure systems pose simultaneous resilience and performance requirements to the underlying computer network. To meet such requirements, the networks that use the store-and-forward paradigm poses stringent conditions on the redundancy in the network topology and results in problems that becoming computationally challenging to solve at scale. However, with the advent of programmable data-planes, it is now possible to use linear network coding (NC) at the intermediate network nodes to meet resilience requirements of the applications. To that end, we propose an architecture that realizes linear NC in programmable networks by decomposing the linear NC functions into the atomic coding primitives. We designed and implemented the primitives using the features offered by the P4 ecosystem. Using an empirical evaluation, we show that the theoretical gains promised by linear network coding can be realized with a per-packet processing cost.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings - 26th IEEE International Conference on Network Protocols, ICNP 2018
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
Number of pages2
ISBN (Electronic)9781538660430
StatePublished - Nov 7 2018
Event26th IEEE International Conference on Network Protocols, ICNP 2018 - Cambridge, United Kingdom
Duration: Sep 24 2018Sep 27 2018

Publication series

NameProceedings - International Conference on Network Protocols, ICNP
ISSN (Print)1092-1648


Other26th IEEE International Conference on Network Protocols, ICNP 2018
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom


  • Network Coding
  • Resilience
  • Software Defined Networking

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Software


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