Connectivity and Dynamic Internetworking

This area deals with the design, development, implementation and evaluation of the Ambient Networks dynamic internetworking and routing architecture, with a specific focus on mechanisms that support user plane communication. This architecture consists of novel solutions for naming, routing, connectivity and transport-level mechanisms for next generation mobile networks. The key objectives here are:

  • Specification of self-bootstrapping and self-managing internetworking functions, name resolution and translation mechanisms, routing protocols and transport bearer functionality that support and benefit from the advanced network capabilities of Ambient Networks, such as dynamic multi-access, network mobility, the availability of ensured service or network context.

  • Joint development of internetworking components that affect the operation of other network functionality in conjunction with other areas, such as routing mechanisms that interact with composition or network access selection.

  • Proof-of-feasibility of the internetworking functions through simulations and an experimental performance and scalability evaluation of a prototypeimplementation.

Concurrent ongoing standardization of specific components of the internetworking architecture in relevant standards bodies, such as the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) and its related bodies.

Figure 1: Dynamic Internetworking and Routing

Further Readings: "D3-3 Connecting Ambient Networks"

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  Mobility Management
  Context, Policy & Network Management
  Conectivity & Dynamic Internetworking
  Service-Aware Adaptive Transport Overlays
  Composition, Compensation & Charging Support
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