Self-Organization Based Network Architecture for New Generation Networks

Naoki WAKAMIYA  Masayuki MURATA  

IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Communications   Vol.E93-B   No.3   pp.458-461
Publication Date: 2010/03/01
Online ISSN: 1745-1345
DOI: 10.1587/transcom.E93.B.458
Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: INVITED LETTER
new generation network,  network architecture,  self-organization,  nonlinear dynamic model,  

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A new generation network is requested to accommodate an enormous number of heterogeneous nodes and a wide variety of traffic and applications. To achieve higher scalability, adaptability, and robustness than ever before, in this paper we present new network architecture composed of self-organizing entities. The architecture consists of the physical network layer, service overlay network layer, and common network layer mediating them. All network entities, i.e. nodes and networks, behave in a self-organizing manner, where the global behavior emerges through their operation on local information and direct and/or indirect mutual interaction. The center of the architecture is so-called self-organization engines, which implement nonlinear self-organizing dynamics originating in biology, physics, and mathematics. In this paper, we also show some examples of self-organization engines.