Using Lifecycles and Contracts to Build Better Telecommunications Systems

  • John Strassner
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 3262)


Currently, network operation is divorced from how a business running the network operates. Concurrently, the complexity of both system design and business operation keeps increasing. Current approaches using best-of-breed applications present tremendous integration problems due to a lack of common information and an inability to share and reuse management data. This paper will describe a new approach in building next generation telecommunications components, systems and their management applications. It has three important parts – representing managed entities using the DEN-ng models, using contracts as the unit of interoperability, and modeling the lifecycle of the system and its components.


Information Model Finite State Machine Telecommunication System Autonomic Computing Business Analyst 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • John Strassner
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  1. 1.MDAPCEColorado SpringsUSA

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