Introducing Autonomous Behaviors into IMS-Based Architectures

  • Mohamed Boucadair


The main objective of this chapter is to describe a set of viable solutions aiming to enhance the robustness and the availability of current IMS-based architectures owing to the activation of autonomic-like techniques. This chapter adopts a Service Provider standpoint and clarifies the scope of autonomic behaviors within an administrative service domain owned and managed by a Service Provider. The rationale elaborated within this chapter argues in favor of introducing autonomic and distributed means into current operational service platforms in order to build survival and deterministic networks. Autonomic networking means are not used as alternative solutions but as an enhancement to the already deployed ones. For backward compatibility and for migration issues, this chapter recommends to enforce the proposed solutions as backup ones in the earlier stages of deployment. Once field proven, the proposed mechanisms could be enforced as primary procedures to deliver more sophisticated services. This chapter investigates how autonomic networking and more precisely distributed techniques may be implemented and engineered in the context of IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS)-based architectures. This effort is required so as to disseminate autonomic networking inside Telcos community mainly by proposing concrete and viable solutions which meet operational requirements. This chapter does not require specific background on autonomic networking and computing.


Service Provider Sessions Initiation Protocol Service Platform Core Node Service Offering 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.France Télécom R&D14066 Caen CedexFrance

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