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A Framework for In-Network Management in Heterogeneous Future Communication Networks

  • Christopher Foley
  • Sasitharan Balasubramaniam
  • Eamonn Power
  • Miguel Ponce de Leon
  • Dmitri Botvich
  • Dominique Dudkowski
  • Giorgio Nunzi
  • Chiara Mingardi
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 5276)

Abstract

Future communication networks will be composed of a diversity of highly heterogeneous network variants, ranging from energy constrained wireless sensor networks to large-scale wide area networks. The fact that the size and complexity of such networks will experience tremendous growth will eventually render existing traditional network management paradigms unfeasible. We propose the radically new paradigm of in-network management, which targets the embedding of self-management capabilities deep inside the network nodes. In this paper, we focus on our framework for in-network management, which allows management logic to be embedded and executed within network nodes. Based on a specific use-case of bio-inspired network management, we demonstrate how our framework can be exploited in a network failure scenario using quorum sensing and chemotaxis.

Keywords

in-network management bio-inspired self-management 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Christopher Foley
    • 1
  • Sasitharan Balasubramaniam
    • 1
  • Eamonn Power
    • 1
  • Miguel Ponce de Leon
    • 1
  • Dmitri Botvich
    • 1
  • Dominique Dudkowski
    • 2
  • Giorgio Nunzi
    • 2
  • Chiara Mingardi
    • 2
  1. 1.Telecommunications Software & Systems GroupWaterford Institute of TechnologyWaterfordIreland
  2. 2.NEC Laboratories Europe, Network Research DivisionHeidelbergGermany

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