Requirements for a Service Description Language and Design Considerations

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The more and more complicated IP networks require a new interaction mechanism between their customers and their networks. A service description language is needed to enable customers to easily describe their diverse intent. SDN controller would compile the user intent into device configurations. This document analyzes requirements for such service description language and gives considerations for designing such service description language.


Yinben Xia (
Sheng Jiang (
Susan Hares (

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