Towards application-centric flexible network operation and management

Norio Shiratori*, Tetsuo Kinoshita, Takuo Suganuma, Glenn Mansfield

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    To design and develop user-oriented, flexible and distributed applications which can deal with various users' requirements, new technologies to manage, control and utilize the services of communication networks have to be provided. In this paper, the current challenges faced by large-scale distributed applications are discussed and a framework for the next generation network operation and management is presented on the basis of agent-based computing technologies. Examples of flexible distributed applications are presented to clarify the role of application-centric flexible network operation and management.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)800-805
    Number of pages6
    JournalIEICE Transactions on Communications
    Issue number6
    Publication statusPublished - 1999


    • Communication networks
    • Distributed applications
    • Distributed systems
    • Network management

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
    • Computer Networks and Communications


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