Scalable policy distribution for ambient networks
2005 (English)In: Proceedings of the 14th IST Mobile and Wireless Communication Summit, 2005Conference paper (Refereed)
The characteristics of policy-based management make it an interesting candidate for managing Ambient Networks, which are characterized for being highly dynamic and heterogeneous. However, current policy-based approaches are not scalable, which is a must for such dynamic scenarios. A key aspect for developing scalable systems is policy distribution, the mechanism that provides the right policies at the right locations in the network when they are needed. In this paper, we present a scalable framework for policy distribution for Ambient Networks. The framework is based on aggregating the addresses of the policies and applying multipoint communication techniques. The aggregation is based on grouping the managed elements by the role they play in the network and distributing policies that apply to all the elements in a group. We show the validity of the framework by applying it to a study case.
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IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-5906OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-5906DiVA: diva2:10437
14th IST Mobile and Wireless Communication Summit, Dresden, Germany, June 19-23, 2005
QC 20101115. Uppdaterad från Manuskript till Artikel (20101115).2006-06-012006-06-012011-02-22Bibliographically approved