Goal-based service creation using autonomic entities

Chong, May Yee and Bjurling, Björn and Dantas, Ramide and Kamienski, Carlos and Ohlman, Börje (2009) Goal-based service creation using autonomic entities. In: Fourth IEEE International Workshop, MACE 2009: Proceedings, 26-27 Oct 2009, Venice, Italy.

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This paper presents an approach for facilitating the setting-up and management of new multi-organizational telecom services. We are addressing factors that currently impede the development of new complex telecom services. One factor is the gap between high-level business goals and low-level network management policies making it hard for business managers to quickly implement new business ideas. A second factor, due to the trends towards outsourcing and multi-organizational structures, is the increasing complexity of the services which leads to high demands on the management environments. These factors translate into high costs and long time-to-market for the introduction of new complex telecom services. As a suggestion for a solution to these issues, we propose a goal-based approach towards self-management of complex telecom services. In our suggestion lies a new breed of network devices called Autonomic Entities which should be able both to orchestrate services fulfilling given goals, and to refine and combine goals for the purpose of self-management. This paper focuses on how Autonomic Entities can be combined via a goal combining method for the creation of new services. Our approach is illustrated with examples and an application to a scenario.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information:Published as LNCS 5844. Modelling Autonomic Communications Environments. ISBN 9783642050053. Springer Publishers.
ID Code:3696
Deposited By:Vicki Carleson
Deposited On:09 Nov 2009
Last Modified:18 Nov 2009 16:26

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