Architectural Principles and Elements of In-Network Management

Dudkowski, Dominique and Brunner, Marcus and Nunzi, Giorgio and Mingardi, Chiara and Foley, Christopher and Ponce de Leon, Miguel and Meirosu, Catalin and Engberg, Susanne (2009) Architectural Principles and Elements of In-Network Management. In: 11th IFIP/IEEE International Symposium on Integrated Network Management, 1-5 June 2009, Long Island, New York.

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Recent endeavors in addressing the challenges of the current and future Internet pursue a clean slate design methodology. Simultaneously, it is argued that the Internet is unlikely to be changed in one fell swoop and that its next generation requires an evolutionary design approach. Recognizing both positions, we claim that cleanness and evolution are not mutually exclusive, but rather complementary and indispensable properties for sustainable management in the future Internet. In this paper we propose the in-network management (INM) paradigm, which adopts a clean slate design approach to the management of future communication networks that is brought about by evolutionary design principles. The proposed paradigm builds on embedded management capabilities to address the intrinsic nature, and hence, close relationship between the network and its management. At the same time, INM assists in the gradual adoption of embedded self-managing processes to progressively achieve adequate and practical degrees of INM. We demonstrate how INM can be exploited in current and future network management by its application to P2P networks.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Departments or Groups: Telecommunications Software and Systems Group > Communications Infrastructure Management
Divisions: School of Science > Department of Computing, Maths and Physics
Date Deposited: 19 Jul 2010 14:05
Last Modified: 22 Aug 2016 10:26

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