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Autonomic Network Architecture


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Project summary

This Integrated Project aims at exploring novel ways of organizing and using networks beyond legacy Internet technology. The ultimate goal is to design and develop a novel network architecture that enables flexible, dynamic, and fully autonomic formation ofnetwork nodes as well as whole networks. It will allow dynamic adaptation and reorganisation of the network according to the working, economical and social needs of the users. This is expected to be especially challenging in a mobile context where new resources become available dynamically, administrative domains change frequently, and the economic models may vary. The scientific objective of this proposal is to identify fundamental autonomic network principles. Moreover, this project will build, demonstrate, and test such an autonomic network architecture. The key attribute is that such a network scales in a functional way that is, the network can extend both horizontally (more functionality) as well as vertically (different ways of integrating abundant functionality). The challenge addressed in this project is to come up with a network architecture and to fill it with the functionality needed to demonstrate the feasibility of autonomic networking within the coming 4 years.

Project objective

The scientific objective is to identify autonomic networking principles that enable networks to scale not only in size but also with respect to their functionality. A functionally scaling network is a synonym for an evolving network; It also includes the many self-* attributes i.e., integration and steering of functionality. New functions must be integrated; otherwise we do not have scaling of functionality, only function accumulation. Functional scaling is different from the usual meaning of network scaling where pure numbers of nodes are looked at which need to be integrated. By scaling functionality we mean that a network is able to extend both horizontally (more functionality) as well as vertically (different ways of integrating abundant functionality). We clearly express the view that a new Internet architecture has to attack the "core" of the network. This research is thus different from ubiquitous and pervasive networking (which looks into functionally enriched networking environments): although a new network architecture has to be able to stretch also to small devices, its main purpose is to cover that diversity, including core network routers, in both dimensions presented above (size wise and functional scaling). This research also differs from traditional overlay approaches that attempt to build new networking structures at the edges - on top of existing Internet networks - without support from the network core and routers themselves. We seek a new network architecture that is able to provide customized and autonomic networks on demand in a native way.

Project partners

  • ETHZ, Zürich, Switzerland (Co-ordinator)
  • University of Basel, Switzerland
  • NEC Europe Ltd., UK
  • University of Lancaster, UK
  • Fraunhofer FOKUS, Berlin, Germany
  • Université de Liège, Research Unit in Networking (RUN), Belgium
  • Université Pierre et Marie Curie (Paris VI), France
  • National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (NKUA), Athens, Greece
  • University of Oslo, Norway
  • Telekom Austria, Vienna, Austria
  • University of Waterloo, Canada

Funding

ANA is partially supported by the European Commission in the IST (Information Society Technologies) framework of its 6th framework programme. It is one of the four FET (Future and Emerging Technologies) projects in Situated and Autonomic Communications (SAC). Project reference: FP6-2004-IST-4-27489

Schedule

The project started on January 1st, 2006 for a duration of 4 years.

Role of RUN in the project

RUN is the leader of WP3 on self-management, resilience and security and task 3.2 on self-awareness and optimisation, where it will mainly contribute to make ANA able to learn from its monitored data. RUN will also be involved in other tasks, where it will contribute to add service discovery features to the architecture and to deploy customized communication structures (overlays) automatically.

Publications

* A Survey on Network Coordinates Systems, Design, and Security
B. Donnet, B. Gueye and M. Kaafar
Keywords : Internet Coordinate Systems, Security
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IEEE Communication Surveys and Tutorial, vol. 12, nb. 4, Dec 2010, pp. 488-503
* Resolving the Noxious Effect of Churn on Internet Coordinate Systems
B. Gueye and G. Leduc
Keywords : ICS, Node Churn, Clustering
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To appear in: IWSOS 2009 - December 9 -11, Zurich, Switzerland
* A Practical Bytecode Interpreter for Programmable Routers on Network Processor
S. Martin and G. Leduc
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Computer Networks, vol. 53, nb. 15, Oct. 2009, pp. 2740-2751
(ISI IF 2008 = 1.304)
* Detecting Triangle Inequality Violations in Internet Coordinate Systems by Supervised Learning - Work in Progress
Y. Liao, M. Kaafar, B. Gueye, F. Cantin, P. Geurts and G. Leduc
Proc. of Networking 2009, 12-14 May 2009, Aachen, Germany, L. Fratta, H. Schulzrinne, Y. Takahashi, O. Spaniol (eds.), LNCS, 5550, pp. 352-363, Springer
* Detecting Triangle Inequality Violations for Internet Coordinate Systems
M. Kaafar, F. Cantin, B. Gueye and G. Leduc
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Proc. of Future Networks 2009 workshop, 18 Jun. 2009, Dresden, Germany
* BGP-aware IGP Link Weight Optimization in Presence of Route Reflectors
S. Balon and G. Leduc
Proc. of IEEE INFOCOM, 20-24 Apr. 2009, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, pp. 316-324
(Acceptance ratio = 282/1435 = 20%)
* Routing Based on Delivery Distributions in Predictable Disruption Tolerant Networks
J.-M. François and G. Leduc
Ad Hoc Networks Journal, vol. 7, nb. 1, Jan. 2009, pp. 219-229
* Topologically-aware construction of unstructured overlays over ad hoc networks
S. Calomme
Doctoral thesis, University of Liège
Collection des Publications de la Faculté des Sciences Appliquées de l'Université de Liège, nr. 276, 2009, 192 pp.
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* Overlay Routing using Coordinate Systems
F. Cantin, B. Gueye, M. Kaafar and G. Leduc
Proc. of ACM CoNEXT Student Workshop, 9 Dec. 2008, Madrid, Spain
* A Self-Organized clustering scheme for overlay networks
F. Cantin, B. Gueye, M. Kaafar and G. Leduc
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Proc. of International Workshop on Self-Organized Systems (IWSOS), 10-12 Dec. 2008, Vienna, Austria, K. Hummel, J. Sterbenz (eds.), Self-Organizing Systems, LNCS, 5343, pp. 59-70, Springer
* Towards a Two-Tier Internet coordinate system to mitigate the impact of Triangle Inequality Violations
M. Kaafar, B. Gueye, F. Cantin, G. Leduc and L. Mathy
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Proc. of IFIP Networking 2008, 6-8 May 2008, Singapore, LNCS, 4982, pp. 397-408, Springer
(Acceptance ratio = 82/250 = 33%)
* An overlay maintenance protocol for overlay routing on top of ad hoc networks
S. Calomme and G. Leduc
Keywords : ad hoc, overlay, topology
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Proc. of IFIP Networking 2008, 6-8 May 2008, Singapore, LNCS, 4982, pp. 48-59, Springer
(Acceptance ratio = 82/250 = 33%)
* Assessing the Geographic Resolution of Exhaustive Tabulation
S.S. Siwpersad, B. Gueye and S. Uhlig
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Proc. of Passive and Active Measurement (PAM) Conference, 29-30 Apr. 2008, Cleveland, Ohio, USA, M. Claypool, S. Uhlig (eds.), Passive and Active Network Measurement, LNCS, 4979, pp. 11-20, Springer
(Acceptance ratio = 23/71 = 32%)
* Explication et réduction de l’impact des violations d’inégalités triangulaires dans Vivaldi
F. Cantin, B. Gueye, M. Kaafar, G. Leduc and L. Mathy
Actes de Colloque Francophone sur l’Ingénierie des Protocoles (CFIP), 25-28 mar. 2008, Les Arcs, France, A. Duda et R. Groz (ed.), p. 12
(Acceptance ratio = 28/51 = 55%)
* Combined Intra- and Inter-domain Traffic Engineering using Hot-Potato Aware Link Weights Optimization
S. Balon and G. Leduc
Keywords : BGP, Hot-potato Routing, IGP, OSPF, Traffic Engineering
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ACM SIGMETRICS Performance Evaluation Review, vol. 36, nb. 1, June 2008, pp. 441-442
Proc. of ACM SIGMETRICS 2008 - International Conference on Measurement and Modeling of Computer Systems, 2-6 Jun. 2008, Annapolis, Maryland, USA, pp. 441-442
Extended version available on arxiv (arXiv:0803.2824)
* Efficient and Resilient Overlay Topologies over Ad Hoc Networks
S. Calomme and G. Leduc
Keywords : ad hoc, overlay, topology
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Proc. of International Workshop on Self-Organizing Systems (IWSOS 2007), 11-13 Sep. 2007, Lancaster, United Kingdom, D. Hutchison and R.H. Katz (ed.), Self-Organizing Systems, LNCS, 4725, pp. 44-58, Springer-Verlag
* Ephemeral State Assisted Discovery of Peer-to-Peer Networks
S. Martin and G. Leduc
Keywords : bootstrapping, ephemeral state, Internet, peer-to-peer
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Proc. of IEEE ACNM 2007, 25 May 2007, Munich, Germany, R. Boutaba, M. Brunner, and S. Schmid (eds.), pp. 9-16
* Basic Abstractions for an Autonomic Network Architecture
C. Jelger, C. Tschudin, S. Schmid and G. Leduc
Proc. of First IEEE Workshop on Autonomic and Opportunistic Communications (AOC), 18 Jun. 2007, Helsinki, Finland, IEEE (ed.)
* Delivery Guarantees In Predictable Disruption Tolerant Networks
J.-M. François and G. Leduc
Keywords : Delivery Guarantees, Disrutpion Tolerant Network, Mobility Prediction, Routing
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Proc. of IFIP Networking 2007, 14-18 May 2007, Atlanta, Georgia, USA, I.F. Akyildiz et al. (ed.), Ad Hoc and Sensor Networks, Wireless Networks, Next Generation Internet, LNCS, 4479, pp. 167-178, Springer-Verlag
* AP and MN-centric Mobility Prediction: A Comparative Study Based On Wireless Traces
J.-M. François and G. Leduc
Keywords : AP-centric, Markov chain, MN-centric, mobility prediction
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Proc. of IFIP Networking 2007, 14-18 May 2007, Atlanta, GA, USA, I.F. Akyildiz et al. (ed.), Ad Hoc and Sensor Networks, Wireless Networks, Next Generation Internet, LNCS, 4479, pp. 322-332, Springer-Verlag
* Machine-learnt versus analytical models of TCP throughput
I. El Khayat, P. Geurts and G. Leduc
Keywords : machine learning, TCP, throughput models
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Computer Networks, vol. 51, nb. 10, Jul. 2007, pp. 2631-2644
(ISI IF 2007 = 0.829)
* Lightweight Programmable Ephemeral State on Routers to Support End-to-End Applications
S. Martin
Doctoral Thesis, University of Liège
Collection des Publications de la Faculté des Sciences Appliquées de l'Université de Liège, nr. 266, 2007, 179 pp.
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* Performing and Making Use of Mobility Prediction
J.-M. François
Doctoral Thesis, University of Liège
Collection des Publications de la Faculté des Sciences Appliquées de l'Université de Liège, nr. 263, 2007, 154 pp.
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* Predictable Disruption Tolerant Networks and Delivery Guarantees
J.-M. François and G. Leduc
Keywords : Predictable Disruption Tolerant Network
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Technical Report, published on arXiv (cs.NI/0612034 v1)
* Inferring Groups of Correlated Failures
J. Lepropre and G. Leduc
Keywords : clustering, failures, inference, SRLG
Mots-clés : clustering, inférence, pannes, SRLG
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Proc. of CoNext 2006, Student Workshop, 4-7 Dec. 2006, Lisbon, Portugal.
* Prédiction de mobilité par le mobile ou par le point d'accès: comparaison sur base de traces réelles
J.-M. François and G. Leduc
Keywords : Mobile Networks, Mobility prediction, QoS
Mots-clés : Prédiction de mobilité, QoS, Réseaux mobiles
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Actes de Colloque Francophone sur l'Ingénierie des Protocoles (CFIP 2006), 30 Oct.-3 Nov. 2006, Tozeur, Tunisie
(Acceptance ratio = 28/75 = 37%)
* Autonomic Networking
D. Gaiti, G. Pujolle, E. Al-Shaer, K. Calvert, S. Dobson, G. Leduc, O. Martikainen (Eds.)
Proc. of First International IFIP TC6 Conference on Autonomic Networking (AN 2006), Paris, France, 27-29 Sep. 2006
Springer, 2006, 316 pp.
ISBN 3-540-45891-3
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