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Enabling Distributed (Management) Applications for Network Services

Last updated: 11-mai-2005

  • coming soon.

Today, network and service management applications are largely ad hoc and inefficient. Standardization efforts in providing a uniform view of the networks and outlining access interfaces (e.g. SNMP and CIM) have provided operators with tools that provide some common and basic management capabilities, but are inadequate in solving the challenge of management.

The objective of this project is to identify and explore new enabling technologies and management paradigms that reduce the complexity and cost of network and service management, and OSS (operation support system) integration in Telecom networks. The key premise of this research is to push automation of management functions into the network and service components, resulting in true “plug-n-play” management concept.

The outcome of this research is an experimental open service architecture for the deployment, configuration, management, and monitoring of network services. In addition to deriving distributed schemes for resource naming, addressing, and discovery, composing management goal creation tools, service definition languages, and access interfaces, this research will result in a comprehensive and novel management platform that is open, customizable, dynamic, resilient, and autonomous.

This project is possible thanks to funding from Alcatel.