Towards Establishing Ambient Network Environment

Masayuki MURATA  

IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Communications   Vol.E92-B   No.4   pp.1070-1076
Publication Date: 2009/04/01
Online ISSN: 1745-1345
DOI: 10.1587/transcom.E92.B.1070
Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: INVITED PAPER (Special Section on Internet Technology and its Architecture for Ambient Information Systems)
ambient information environment,  ambient networking environment,  interactions,  bio-inspired approach,  dynamical system,  

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In this article, we introduce a new concept for the future information environment, called an "ambient information environment (AmIE)." We first explain it, especially emphasizing the difference from the existing ubiquitous information environment (UbIE), which is an interaction between users and environments. Then, we focus on an ambient networking environment (AmNE) which supports the AmIE as a networking infrastructure. Our approach of a biologically inspired framework is next described in order to demonstrate why such an approach is necessary in the AmIE. Finally, we show some example for building the AmNE.