Title: Integrated management platform for seamless services provisioning in converged network
Author: Natalia Kryvinska, Do Van Thanh, Christine Strauss
Department of e-Business, Faculty of Business, Economics and Statistics, University of Vienna, Bruenner Str. 72, A 1210 Vienna, Austria.
Telenor – Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Snarøyveien 30 1331 Fornebu, Norway.
Department of e-Business, Faculty of Business, Economics and Statistics, University of Vienna, Bruenner Str. 72, A 1210 Vienna, Austria
Abstract: With the convergence of IN and IP traditional network management systems have been replaced by a variety of standards. New principles of management have also emerged. Related to these changes new alternative network management techniques are needed. There are a lot of efforts in management protocols improvement based on advanced computer simulation techniques. But, there is a lack in the development of fundamental theoretical models for management architectures. To remedy the situation we develop an analytical modelling tool for the converged network management. More precisely, we implement a queuing model on the application layer to perform effectively a signalling management into both parts of the converged SIP- and IN-based network. We model this distributed management configuration as a finite source queuing model. Furthermore, we evaluate the steady-state performance measures such as expected waiting time and time in system, and present numerical results providing corresponding curves for them.
Keywords: service management; service delivery platforms; intelligent networks; session initiation protocol; SIP; circuit-switched networks; packet-switched networks; convergence; converged networks; network management; queuing network models; distributed management; modelling; expected waiting time; time in system; seamless services; service provisioning.
Int. J. of Information Technology, Communications and Convergence, 2010 Vol.1, No.1, pp.77 - 91
Available online: 16 Sep 2010