Implications of Technology and Policy for Intelligent Network Research Priorities

  • William H. Melody
Part of the IFIP — The International Federation for Information Processing book series (IFIPAICT)


Windows 95 may provide a major stimulus to Intelligent Network (IN) development, to real technological convergence between computing and telecommunication, and to a major reordering of research priorities in the field. The paper examines IN in the context of the evolution of convergence and the larger framework of information superhighway, infrastructure and society developments. It shows how the pace and direction of IN development will be driven by demand associated with organisational and institutional change, not the simple supply of greater capacity or the discovery of ‘killer applications’. This will be associated with a shift in priorities to distributed networking, information-based service development and a diversity of very specific new applications.


Intelligent network development convergence information infrastructure IN demand IN applications 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • William H. Melody
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  1. 1.Center for Tele-InformationTechnical University of DenmarkLyngbyDenmark

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