Ambient Intelligence in Network Management

  • Mary Luz Mouronte
  • Pilar Cano
  • Miguel Ángel Fernández
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering book series (LNICST, volume 66)


This paper presents a technical method for solving the main provisioning problems on transmission networks automatically: communications, naming, misalignments, etc. This solution incorporates users’ experience and business knowledge in expert agents which execute specific actions on the Network Management System (NMS) when an error occurs. The human intervention is reduced so that OPEX and network management are improved.

This paper gives an overview of the NMS of Telefónica España (GEISER), where the described method is applied. The framework has been verified in the actual network scenario while new features have been validated with simulated requests and tested on a real testbed.


Network Element (NE) Network Element Manager (NEM) Network Management System (NMS) Network failures Ambient Intelligence (AmI) OPerational EXpenditure (OPEX) 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mary Luz Mouronte
    • 1
    • 2
  • Pilar Cano
    • 2
  • Miguel Ángel Fernández
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Universidad Carlos IIIMadridSpain
  2. 2.Telefónica Investigación y DesarrolloMadridSpain

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