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A Framework for Self-organized Network Composition

  • Cornelia Kappler
  • Paulo Mendes
  • Christian Prehofer
  • Petteri Pöyhönen
  • Di Zhou
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 3457)

Abstract

This paper discusses a framework for a flexible, self-organized control plane for future mobile and ubiquitous networks. The current diversification of control planes requires a manual configuration of network interworking. The problem will increase in the future, with more dynamic topologies and integration of heterogeneous networks in a ubiquitous, reactive environment. In this paper we introduce the concept of network composition, a basic, scalable and dynamic network operation to achieve autonomic control plane interworking between Ambient Networks – our approach for next generation networks. We show the architectural components of a generic control plane and its flexible interfaces. With an example on seamless mobility we illustrate how composition can simplify and improve the interworking of future networks.

Keywords

Designing evolvable NGNs Self-organization for NGN reconfigurability 

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2005

Authors and Affiliations

  • Cornelia Kappler
    • 1
  • Paulo Mendes
    • 2
  • Christian Prehofer
    • 2
  • Petteri Pöyhönen
    • 3
  • Di Zhou
    • 4
  1. 1.Siemens AG CommunicationsBerlinGermany
  2. 2.DoCoMo Euro-LabsMunichGermany
  3. 3.Nokia Research Center, NokiaHelsinkiFinland
  4. 4.Siemens AG AustriaViennaAustria

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