The use of TMN as an architectural framework for value added services management

  • Iwar de Caluwé
  • Peter Leever
  • Johan Wester
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 851)


Value Added Services (VASs) require well defined management processes. In order to be flexible and cost-effective these processes should be designed according to a standardised solution. In this paper we propose an alternative approach to model VAS management within the framework that the TMN model provides. The suitability of the TMN model is shown by applying it to the X.400 Message Handling System (MHS).


TMN VAS management X.400 management 


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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1994

Authors and Affiliations

  • Iwar de Caluwé
    • 1
  • Peter Leever
    • 1
  • Johan Wester
    • 1
  1. 1.PTT ResearchCD GroningenThe Netherlands

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