Keynote Speaker: John Strassner
Fellow of the Technical Staff & Director of Autonomic Networking
Motorola Research Labs
Autonomic systems have two fundamental goals: (1) enable business goals to drive system functionality and performance, and (2) dynamically adapt the functionality offered to changing environmental conditions, user needs, and business operation. These two goals are especially difficult to achieve for the autonomic operation of networks. This is because network resources will always be heterogeneous, and thus have different functionalities and programming models. This is one of the main causes of stovepipe systems that are currently common in OSSs and BSSs. Unfortunately, this prohibits the sharing and reuse of common data.
This talk will focus on new software techniques and methodologies to
build autonomic networks. A novel autonomic architecture, called FOCALE,
is described, whose aim is to use a combination of information models
and knowledge engineering to discover and program semantically similar
functionality for heterogeneous devices regardless of the data and
language used by each device. Behavioral orchestration is realized
through a modified version of the OMG's Model Driven Architecture.