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Smart communications network management: Delivering bundled interdependent services across internetworked heterogeneous domains

Funding: 2008: $55,000
2009: $100,000
2010: $85,000
2011: $40,000

Project Member(s): Leaney, J.

Funding or Partner Organisation: Australian Research Council (ARC Linkage Projects)
Alcatel Australia

Start year: 2008

Summary: Demands on communications networks to support bundled, interdependent communications services (data, voice, video) are increasing in complexity. New smart techniques are required to meet this demand. The smart management of interdependent services will require both embedded intelligence and up-to-the-millisecond delivery of performance information. This project will design information acquisition and distribution technologies, and smart decision-making agents to: negotiate service level agreements for complex bundles, provision appropriate services and manage the operation of those services so as to deliver the agreed service quality. Methods from this project will be trialled and validated in the partner s commercial networks.'

Publications:

Mearns, HK & Leaney, JR 2013, 'The Use of Autonomic Management in Multi-provider Telecommunication Services', 2013 20th IEEE International Conference and Workshops on the Engineering of Computer Based Systems, IEEE International Conference and Workshops on the Engineering of Computer Based Systems, IEEE, Scottsdale, USA, pp. 129-138.
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Mearns, HK, Leaney, JR, Parakhine, A, Debenham, JK & Verchere, DG 2011, 'An Autonomic Open Marketplace for Inter-Cloud Service Management', 2011 Fourth IEEE International Conference on Utility and Cloud Computing, IEEE/ACM International Conference on Utility and Cloud Computing, IEEE Computer Society, Melbourne, Australia, pp. 186-193.
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Mearns, HK, Leaney, JR, Parakhine, A, Debenham, JK & Verchere, DG 2012, 'CARMA: Complete autonomous responsible management agents for telecommunications and inter-cloud services', 2012 IEEE Network Operations and Management Symposium (NOMS), IEEE Network Operations and Management Symposium, IEEE, Maui, USA, pp. 1089-1095.
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Mearns, HK, Leaney, JR, Parakhine, A, Debenham, JK & Verchere, DG 2011, 'An autonomic open marketplace for service management and resilience', Proceedings for the Conference on Network & service Management (CNSM 2011), International Conference on Network and Service Management, IEEE, Paris, France, pp. 1-5.
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Mearns, H.K., Leaney, J.R. & Verchere, D.G. 2010, 'Critique of network management systems and their practicality', Proceedings of the 7th IEEE International Conference and Workshop on Engineering of Autonomic and Autonomous Systems, EASe 2010, IEEE International Conference and Workshop on the Engineering of Autonomic and Autonomous Systems, IEEE, Oxford, UK, pp. 51-59.
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Mearns, H.K., Leaney, J.R. & Verchere, D.G. 2010, 'The architectural evolution of telecommunications network management systems', 17th IEEE International Conference and Workshops on the Engineering of Computer-Based Systems, ECBS 2010, International Conference and Workshops on the Engineering of Computer-Based Systems, IEEE, Oxford, England, pp. 281-285.
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Keywords: Network Management, Bundled service level agreements, Intelligent Agents, Data Mining,

FOR Codes: Artificial Intelligence and Image Processing, Telecommunications, Computer Communications Networks, Information Systems Management, Fixed Line Data Networks and Services