Dynamic Autonomic Network Management: Evaluating the Architectural Challenges of Autonomic Management for Mobile Ubiquitous Access
Clifford C. L. Sibanda, Olabisi E. Falowo
Citation: Position Papers of the 2014 Federated Conference on Computer Science and Information Systems, M. Ganzha, L. Maciaszek, M. Paprzycki (eds). ACSIS, Vol. 3, pages 165–170 (2014)
Abstract. As technology rapidly improves there is more mobile and portable devices available on the market, making the prospects of ubiquitous access to Information Communications Technology (ICT) services a bigger better reality every day. The major hurdle which is the ICT skills shortage can be solved by using autonomic management of the devices on the network and end user equipment. Network and application service providers competing to retain the customer base in order to maintain a guaranteed and healthy income, need to improve network management and stick to service level agreements. This can easily be achieved through enabling network components to automatically configure and optimize their settings, operations and performance. Autonomic network and device management has great advantages including, reduction of human error, reduction on the dependency of the scarce and expensive human skill and much faster introduction of applications, new services and technology, saving the critical and scarce time. However, due to architectural differences major problems arise when a mobile node traverses heterogeneous networks and systems that employ different management paradigms different aspects for similar processes such as Call Admission Control (CAC) mechanisms, Quality of Service (QoS) issues and Security.