Autonomic Management

Project Overview


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The objective of AUTOI was to create a communication resource overlay with autonomic characteristics for the purposes of fast and guaranteed service delivery. Given this objective, AutoI  designed and developed, based on a well-defined methodologies, an open software infrastructure and tools that enables the composition of better (fast and guaranteed) services in an efficient manner and the execution of these services in an adaptive (Autonomic form) way. To this end, we introduced Virtualisation of network resources and Policy-Based Management technique to describe and control the internal logic of the services, utilising Ontology-based information and data models to facilitate the Internet service deployment in terms of programmable networks facilities supporting the next generation of internet (NGN).

The project has been running since January 2008, and was completed January 2009.

Project Achievements


Continuing service delivery in a dynamically changing resource environment and context (Resource context)

Resource support for changes in service requirements or introduction of new services (service context)

Seamless service mobility across multi-domain (technology, operator) (inter-/intra- domain) resource environments

Mechanism for unification and separation of the virtual resources at the management level

Exhibit self-* functions in terms of supporting autonomic communications.

Ensuring secure, fast and guaranteed services delivery

 

Refereed Academic papers:

Bassi A., Denazis S., Galis A., Fahy C., Serrano M. & Serrat J. 2007 “Autonomic Internet: A Perspective for Future Internet Services Based on Autonomic Principles” in 2nd IEEE International Workshop on Modelling Autonomic Communications Environments (MACE 2007), San José, United States.

Berl A., Fischer A., de Meer H., Galis A., Rubio-Loyola J. 2008 “Management of Virtual Networks” Short paper for EVGM 2008 in the 4th International Week on Management of Networks and Services (Manweek 2008/ MACE 2008), Samos Island, Greece

Cheng L., Galis A., Mathieu B., Jean K., Ocampo R., Mamatas L., R. Loyola J., Serrat J., Berl A., de Meer H., Davy S., Movahedi Z., Lefevre L. 2008 “Self-organising Management Overlays for Future Internet Services” in 4th International Week on Management of Networks and Services (Manweek 08/MACE 2008)

Fahy C., Davy S., Boudjemil Z., van der Meer,Javier S. Rubio Loyola J., Serrat J., Strassner J., Berl A, de Meer H., Macedo D. 2008 “Towards an Information Model supporting Service-aware Self-Managing Virtual Resources” in the 4th International Week on Management of Networks and Services (Manweek 2008), Samos Island, Greece

Davy S., Fahy C., Griffin L., Boudjemil Z., Berl A., Fischer A., de Meer H., Strassner J. 2008 “Towards a Policy-based Autonomic Virtual Network to support Differentiated Security Services” in the International Conference on Telecommunications and Multimedia (TEMU 2008), Crete, Greece

Berl A., Fischer A.,de Meer H., 2009 “Using System Virtualization to Create Virtualized Networks” Workshops der Wissenschaftlichen Konferenz Kommunikation in Verteilten Systemen. vol. 17, EASST, 2009. GI/ITG Workshop on Overlay and Network Virtualization (NVWS’09) Kassel, Germany, 2009

Rubio-Loyola J., Merida-Campos C., Willmott S., Astorga A., Serrat J., Galis. A., 2009 “Service Coalitions for Future Internet Services” Accepted to IEEE International Conference on Communications ICC 2009,

June 14-18, Dresden, Germany (FINAL VERSION IN PREPARATION)IEEE International Conference on Communications ICC 2009.

Galis A., Denazis S., Bassi A., Giacomin P., Berl A., Fischer A., de Meer H., Strassner J., Davy S., Macedo D., Pujolle G., R. Loyola J., Serrat J., Lefevre L., Chienour A. 2009 “Management Architecture and Systems for Future Internet Networks” FIA book (published by IOSPress March 09), FIA Conference, Prague, Czech Republic

J. Rubio-Loyola, A. Astorga, J. Serrat, L. Lefevre, A. Cheniour, D. Muldowney, S. Davy, A. Galis, L. Mamatas, S. Clayman, D. Macedo, Z. Movahedi, G. Pujolle, A. Fischer, H. de Meer “Manageability of Future Internet Virtual Networks from a Practical Viewpoint” – in “Towards the Future Internet – Emerging Trends from European Research” – pp300, April 2010, IOS Press, http://www.iospress.nl/

A. Galis, S. Denazis, A. Bassi, A. Berl, A. Fischer, H. de Meer, J. Strassner, S. Davy, D. Macedo, G. Pujolle, J. R. Loyola, J. Serrat, L. Lefevre, A. Cheniour – “Management Architecture and Systems for Future Internet Networks” – in “Towards the Future Internet – A European Research Perspective” –ISBN 978-1-60750-007-0, pp350, April 2009, IOS Press, http://www.iospress.nl/

S. Davy, C. Fahy, Z. Boudjemil, L. Griffin, J. Strassner, “A Model Based Approach to Autonomic Management of Virtual Networks”, in IEEE International Symposium on Integrated Network Management, June 1-5, 2009, NY, USA.

S. Davy, B. Jennings, and J. Strassner, “On Harnessing Information Models and Ontologies for Policy Conflict Analysis”, in IEEE International Symposium on Integrated Network Management, June 1-5, 2009, NY, USA

S. Davy, “Unified policy management architecture for bandwidth allocation in federated network environments” 1st Workshop on Intelligent Management for Future Networks (IMFN), Berlin, 2009

Non-refereed academic papers

S. Davy “The importance of effectively handling data in autonomic network management” WIT Research Day, 2010.

 

Funding


EU FP7.

Contact


dmuldowney@tssg.org

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