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)


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.


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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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