Autonomicity and Self-manageability Techniques in the Scope of the Future Internet’s Evolution

  • Ioannis P. Chochliouros
  • Anastasia S. Spiliopoulou
  • Maria Belesioti
  • Evangelos Sfakianakis
  • George Diakonikolaou
  • Andreas Rigas
  • Evangelia Georgiadou
  • George Agapiou
  • Tilemachos Doukoglou
Part of the Lecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering book series (LNICST, volume 45)


Upon the basis of the essential principles characterizing the development towards the establishment of the Future Internet (FI), the paper discusses innovative aspects for autonomicity and self-manageability, as the latter are introduced by the context of the Self-NET Project effort. We identify the “core” issues for a modern network management activity and related capabilities, incorporated in appropriate network elements/domains (and/or in clusters of them), by considering a novel feedback-control cycle, known as the MDE cognitive cycle. We discuss several major benefits originating from such an innovative approach. Self-NET develops self-management features that alleviate consequences of events for which the system would require various invocations of remedy actions and/or human intervention.


Autonomic communications cognitive networks Future Internet generic cognitive cycle model network management self-management 


Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.


  1. 1.
    Commission of the European Communities. Communication on A public-private partnership on the Future Internet [COM(2009) 479 final, 28.10.2009], Brussels (2009)Google Scholar
  2. 2.
    Castells, M.: The Information Age: Economy, Society, and Culture. Blackwell, Oxford (1996)Google Scholar
  3. 3.
    Commission of the European Communities. Communication on i2010 - A European Information Society for growth and employment [COM(2005) 229 final, 01.06.2005], Brussels, Belgium (2005). Google Scholar
  4. 4.
    Reding, V.: Internet of the future: Europe must be a key player (Speech of February 02, 2009) - Future of the Internet initiative of the Lisbon Council, Commission of the European Communities, DG Information Society and Media, Brussels, Belgium (2009)Google Scholar
  5. 5.
    Chochliouros, I.P., Spiliopoulou, A.S.: Broadband Access in the European Union: An Enabler for Technical Progress, Business Renewal and Social Development. The International Journal of Infonomics (IJI) 1, 5–21 (2005)Google Scholar
  6. 6.
    Timmers, P.: Business Models for Electronic Markets. International Journal on Electronic Markets and Business Media 8(2), 3–8 (1998)CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  7. 7.
    Future Internet Assembly (FIA). Position Paper: Real World Internet (2009),
  8. 8.
    Afuah, A., Tucci, C.L.: Internet Business Models and Strategies: Text and Cases. McGraw-Hill, New York (2000)Google Scholar
  9. 9.
    Porter, M.E.: Strategy and the Internet. Harvard Business Review 79(3), 63–78 (2001)Google Scholar
  10. 10.
    Commission of the European Communities. Future Internet 2020 - Call for action by a high level visionary panel. Commission of the European Communities, DG Information Society and Media, Brussels, Belgium (May 2009) Google Scholar
  11. 11.
  12. 12.
    Blumenthal, M.S., Clark, D.D.: Rethinking the design of the Internet: The End-to-End arguments vs. The Brave New World. ACM Transactions on Internet Technology 1(1), 70–109 (2001)CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  13. 13.
    Commission of the European Communities. Communication on eEurope 2005: An information society for all [COM(2002) 263 final, 28.05.2002], Brussels, Belgium (2002) Google Scholar
  14. 14.
    Commission of the European Communities. Consultation on the Future EU 2020 Strategy [COM(2009) 647 final, 24.11.2009], Brussels, Belgium (2009) Google Scholar
  15. 15.
    Tselentis, G., Domingue, L., Galis, A., Gavras, A., et al.: Towards the Future Internet - A European Research Perspective. IOS Press, Amsterdam (2009)Google Scholar
  16. 16.
    Chochliouros, I.P., Spiliopoulou, A.S.: European Standardization Activities: An Enabling Factor for the Competitive Development of the Information Society. The Journal of the Communications Network (TCN) 2(1), 62–68 (2003)Google Scholar
  17. 17.
    Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). The Seoul Declaration for the Future of the Internet Economy, Paris, France (2008)Google Scholar
  18. 18.
    Chochliouros, I.P., Spiliopoulou, A.S.: Innovative Horizons for Europe: The New European Telecom Framework for the Development of Modern Electronic Networks and Services. The Journal of The Communications Network (TCN) 2(4), 53–62 (2003)Google Scholar
  19. 19.
    Commission of the European Communities. Communication on Future Networks and the Internet [COM(2008) 594 final, 29.09.2008], Brussels, Belgium (2008) Google Scholar
  20. 20.
    Galis, A., Brunner, M., Abramowitz, H.: MANA Position Paper: Management and Service-aware Networking Architectures (MANA) for Future Internets. Draft 5.0 (December 2008) Google Scholar
  21. 21.
    International Telecommunication Union - Telecommunication Standardization Sector (ITU-T). Recommendation M. 3400: TMN Management Functions, Geneva, Switzerland (2000)Google Scholar
  22. 22.
    Pastor-Satorras, R., Vespignani, A.: Evolution and Structure of the Internet: A Statistical Physics Approach. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge (2004)CrossRefMATHGoogle Scholar
  23. 23.
    Pastor-Satorras, R., Vásquez, A., Vespignani, A.: Dynamic and Correlation Properties of the Internet. Phys. Rev. Lett. 87(25), 258701–258704 (2001)CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  24. 24.
    Faloutsos, M., Faloutsos, P., Faloutsos, C.: On power-law relationships of the Internet topology. In: Proceedings of the Conference on Applications, technologies, architectures and protocols for computer communications, Cambridge, MA, US, pp. 251–262 (1999)Google Scholar
  25. 25.
    Boccalettia, S., Latora, V., Moreno, Y., Chavez, M., Hwang, D.-U.: Complex networks: Structure and dynamics. Elsevier Physics Reports 424, 175–308 (2006)MathSciNetCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  26. 26.
    Hegering, H.H., Abeck, S., Neumaier, B.: Integrated management of networked systems: Concepts, architectures, and their operational application. Morgan Kaufmann Series in Networking (1999)Google Scholar
  27. 27.
  28. 28.
    Réka, A., Barabási, A.-L.: Statistical mechanics of complex networks. Rev. Mod. Phys. 74, 47–97 (2002)MathSciNetCrossRefMATHGoogle Scholar
  29. 29.
    Kim, S.-S., Choi, M.-J., Ju, H.-T., Ejiri, M., Won-Ki Hong, J.: Towards Management Requirements of Future Internet. In: Challenges for Next-Generation Network Operations and Service Management, Berlin, Heidelberg, pp. 156–166 (2008)Google Scholar
  30. 30.
    Clark, D., Sollins, K., Wroclawski, J., Katabi, D., Kulik, J., Yang, X.: New Arch: Future Generation Internet Architecture (Final Technical Report) – Issued by the US Air Force Research Laboratory (2003),
  31. 31.
    Self-NET EU Project, INFSO-ICT-224344,
  32. 32.
    Polychronopoulos, C., Kousaridas, A., Alonistioti, N.: Self-Management for Future Internet-Self-NET Project Highlights. Presentation given at the IEEE WCNC 2009- Autonomics for the Future Internet Panel, Budapest, Hungary (April 08, 2009)Google Scholar
  33. 33.
    Chochliouros, I.P., Spiliopoulou, A.S., Georgiadou, E., Belesioti, M., Sfakianakis, E., Agapiou, G., Alonistioti, N.: A Model for Autonomic Network Management in the Scope of the Future Internet. In: Proceedings of the 48th FITCE International Congress, Prague, Czech Republic, pp. 102–106 (September 03-05, 2009)Google Scholar
  34. 34.
    Kousaridas, A., Polychronopoulos, C., Alonistioti, N., Marikar, A., Mödeker, J., Mihailovic, A., Agapiou, G., Chochliouros, I.P., Heliotis, G.: Future Internet Elements: Cognition and Self-Management Design Issues. In: Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Autonomic Computing and Communication Systems (SAC-FIRE Workshop), Autonomics 2008, Article No.13, Turin, Italy (September 23-25, 2008)Google Scholar
  35. 35.
    The Netherlands Ministry of Economic Affairs.The Internet: A Shared Future (Publication Number 08ET13). The Hague, the Netherlands Ministry of Economic Affairs (2008)Google Scholar
  36. 36.
    Dobson, S., Denazis, S., Fernandez, A., Gaíti, D., Gelenbe, E., Massacci, F., et al.: A survey of autonomic communications. ACM Transactions on Autonomous and Adaptive Systems (TAAS) 1(2), 223–259 (2006)CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  37. 37.
    Mihailovic, A., Chochliouros, I.P., Kousaridas, A., Nguengang, G., et al.: Architectural Principles for Synergy of Self-Management and Future internet Evolutions. In: The Proceedings of the ICT Mobile Summit 2009, Santander, Spain (June 10-12, 2009)Google Scholar
  38. 38.
    Self-NET Project. Deliverable D1.1: System Deployment Scenarios and Use Cases for Cognitive Management of Future Internet Elements (2008)Google Scholar
  39. 39.
    Directorate General Information Society and Media of the European Commission. A Compendium of European Projects on ICT Research Supported by the EU 7th Framework Programme for RTD. Brussels, European Commission (2008)Google Scholar
  40. 40.
    Agoulmine, N., Balasubramaniam, S., Botvitch, D., Strassner, J., Lehtihet, E., Donnelly, W.: Challenges for Autonomic Network Management. In: Proceedings of the 1st IEEE International Workshop on Modelling Autonomic Communications Environments, Dublin, Ireland (October 25-26, 2006),
  41. 41.
    Strassner, J.: Autonomic Networking Theory and Practice. IEEE Tutorial (December 2004)Google Scholar
  42. 42.
    Strassner, J.: Policy-Based Network Management. Morgan Kaufmann Publishers, San Francisco (2003)Google Scholar
  43. 43.
    Elliott, C., Heile, B.: Self-organizing, self-healing wireless networks. In: Proceedings of IEEE International Conference on Personal Wireless Communications, pp. 355–362 (December 17-20, 2000)Google Scholar
  44. 44.
    Lewis, L.: Managing Business and Service Networks. Kluwer Academics/Plenum Publishers (2001)Google Scholar
  45. 45.
    Self-NET Project. Deliverable D5.1: First Report on Business Opportunities (2009)Google Scholar
  46. 46.
    Miller, B.: The autonomic computing edge: Can you CHOP up autonomic computing? IBM Corporation (2008),
  47. 47.
    Prehofer, C., Bettstetter, C.: Self-Organization in Communication Networks: Principles and Design Paradigms. IEEE Communications Magazine 43(7), 78–85 (2005)CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  48. 48.
    Gibbens, R.J., Kelly, F.P.: Resource pricing and evolution of congestion control. Automatica 35, 1969–1985 (1999)MathSciNetCrossRefMATHGoogle Scholar

Copyright information

© ICST Institute for Computer Science, Social Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering 2010

Authors and Affiliations

  • Ioannis P. Chochliouros
    • 1
  • Anastasia S. Spiliopoulou
    • 2
  • Maria Belesioti
    • 1
  • Evangelos Sfakianakis
    • 1
  • George Diakonikolaou
    • 1
  • Andreas Rigas
    • 1
  • Evangelia Georgiadou
    • 1
  • George Agapiou
    • 1
  • Tilemachos Doukoglou
    • 1
  1. 1.Research Programs Section, Labs & New Technologies DivisionHellenic Telecommunications Organization (O.T.E.) S.A.AthensGreece
  2. 2.General Directorate for Regulatory AffairsHellenic Telecommunications Organization (O.T.E.) S.A.AthensGreece

Personalised recommendations