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 Jan 1


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

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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