Design of a HAN Autonomic Control Loop
Special Issue of the IEEE Network Magazine on Managing an Autonomic Future Internet (2011)
Research efforts in network design in the area of Autonomic Networking and Self-Managing Networks have reached a maturity level that forms a strong foundation towards standardisation of architectural principles of the Self-Managing Future Internet. Therefore, an Industry Specification Group (ISG) on Autonomic network engineering for the self-managing Future Internet (AFI) has been established under the auspices of ETSI. Upon its creation, the main stakeholders agreed to harmonize the previous developments and the most recent trends in the very vital field of autonomics and self-managing networks. Particularly, the life cycle of AFI is structured by work items forming foundation for ETSI Group Specifications. So far the group has been focusing on scenarios, use cases, and requirements for autonomic/self-managing Future Internet, as well as on architectural reference model for autonomic networking and self-management. Most recently, AFI has continued with a new work item on requirements analysis and specification of implementation-oriented solutions for autonomicity and self-management. At the same time, as a part of the global ecosystem, AFI is establishing strategic liaisons with standards developing organisations and the research community.