Towards Application-Centric Flexible Network Operation and Management

Norio SHIRATORI  Tetsuo KINOSHITA  Takuo SUGANUMA  Glenn MANSFIELD  

Publication
IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Communications   Vol.E82-B   No.6   pp.800-805
Publication Date: 1999/06/25
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Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: INVITED PAPER (Special Issue on Distributed Processing for Controlling Telecommunications Systems)
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Keyword: 
communication networks,  network management,  distributed system,  distributed applications,  

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Summary: 
To design and develop user-oriented, flexible and distributed applications which can deal with various users' requirements, new technologies to manage, control and utilize the services of communication networks have to be provided. In this paper, the current challenges faced by large-scale distributed applications are discussed and a framework for the next generation network operation and management is presented on the basis of agent-based computing technologies. Examples of flexible distributed applications are presented to clarify the role of application-centric flexible network operation and management.