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    Privacy-preserving Cross-domain Routing Optimization -- A Cryptographic Approach

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    Today's large-scale enterprise networks, data center networks, and wide area networks can be decomposed into multiple administrative or geographical domains. Domains may be owned by different administrative units or organizations. Hence protecting domain information is an important concern. Existing general-purpose Secure Multi-Party Computation (SMPC) methods that preserves privacy for domains are extremely slow for cross-domain routing problems. In this paper we present PYCRO, a cryptographic protocol specifically designed for privacy-preserving cross-domain routing optimization in Software Defined Networking (SDN) environments. PYCRO provides two fundamental routing functions, policy-compliant shortest path computing and bandwidth allocation, while ensuring strong protection for the private information of domains. We rigorously prove the privacy guarantee of our protocol. We have implemented a prototype system that runs PYCRO on servers in a campus network. Experimental results using real ISP network topologies show that PYCRO is very efficient in computation and communication costs

    A data-based approach for multivariate model predictive control performance monitoring

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    An intelligent statistical approach is proposed for monitoring the performance of multivariate model predictive control (MPC) controller, which systematically integrates both the assessment and diagnosis procedures. Model predictive error is included into the monitored variable set and a 2-norm based covariance benchmark is presented. By comparing the data of a monitored operational period with the "golden" user-predefined one, this method can properly evaluate the performance of an MPC controller at the monitored operational stage. Characteristic direction information is mined from the operating data and the corresponding classes are built. The eigenvector angle is defined to describe the similarity between the current data set and the established classes, and an angle-based classifier is introduced to identify the root cause of MPC performance degradation when a poor performance is detected. The effectiveness of the proposed methodology is demonstrated in a case study of the Wood–Berry distillation column system
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