The Potential for Autonomic Service Delivery Platforms

Maurice Mulvenna, G Valetto, C Hayden, R McConnell, A Lawrynowicz, Matthias Baumgarten

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This paper examines the emerging concept of Service Delivery Platforms (SDP’s), which promise to provide a much-needed, focused abstraction and architecture for a variety of tasks related to the delivery of advanced and value-added mobile and converging communication services. We propose that, given the ever-growing complexity of those tasks and heterogeneity of the communication facilities a SDP is required to incorporate and abstract, autonomic capabilities should become a native part of the functionality of SDP’s, so that the management and mediation of services and other facets of the delivery architecture are managed in a self-adaptive fashion. We identify some major elements in a SDP that are appropriate targets for the injection of autonomic capabilities, and we outline how they could benefit service execution, network abstraction, and service exposure.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCommunications in Computing: Proceedings of the International Conference on Communications in Computing (CIC-2008)
PublisherCSREA Press
ISBN (Print)1-60132-088-4
Publication statusPublished (in print/issue) - Jul 2008


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