Title: Self-contextual network management system

Authors: Lawrence Cheng, Alex Galis, Antonis J. Lazanakis, George Karetsos, Spyros Denazis

Addresses: Department of Electrical Engineering, University College London, Torrington Place, London, UK. ' Department of Electrical Engineering, University College London, Torrington Place, London, UK. ' Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, National Technical University of Athens, Heroon, Polytehniou 9 Str., GR-15773, Zografou, Greece. ' Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, National Technical University of Athens, Heroon, Polytehniou 9 Str., GR-15773, Zografou, Greece. ' Hitachi Europe Ltd., Hitachi Sophia Antipolis, France

Abstract: Self-adaptation to changes in network context or self-contextual functionality refers to the capability of network nodes to dynamically reconfigure themselves in changing heterogeneous networking environments, in which new services and protocols will be rapidly created and deployed on demand. A novel programmable architecture, called the Future Active IP Networks (FAIN) node, is presented to address the described issues.

Keywords: active networks; context awareness; dynamic reconfiguration; self-adaptation; internet protocol technology; network management systems; networking; network context; programmable network architectures.

DOI: 10.1504/IJIPT.2007.011596

International Journal of Internet Protocol Technology, 2007 Vol.2 No.1, pp.40 - 52

Available online: 04 Dec 2006 *

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