Distributed Intelligent Systems: Collective Intelligence and Its Applications, IEEE Workshop on (2006)
Prague, Czech Republic
June 15, 2006 to June 16, 2006
DOI Bookmark: http://doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/DIS.2006.71
Antonio Manzalini , Telecom Italia
Franco Zambonelli , DISMI - Universita di Modena e Reggio Emilia
The complexity of modern networks raises several challenges in the design and development of communication services. The unbearable costs in configuration and management call for autonomic approaches, in which services are able to selfconfigure and self-adapt their activities without human intervention. The need for ubiquity of service provisioning calls for the capability of services of adapting their behavior depending on the current situation in which they are used. In this paper, after having discussed the need for innovative approaches facilitating the development and execution of autonomic and situation-aware services, we analyze the key features that should underly such a general approach, propose an architecture centered around the abstraction of "autonomic communication elements", and sketch the main research thrusts to be pursued for the realization of the vision.
A. Manzalini and F. Zambonelli, "Towards Autonomic and Situation-Aware Communication Services: the CASCADAS Vision," Distributed Intelligent Systems: Collective Intelligence and Its Applications, IEEE Workshop on(DIS), Prague, Czech Republic, 2006, pp. 383-388.