Functional blocks and Enablers for the Coordinated Control of autonomous and distributed Future Networked Systems

  • Ciavaglia L.
  • Ghamri-Doudane S.
  • Gruber M.
  • Peloso P.

Future Internet (FI) constitutes a complex, highly decentralized and dynamic environment of resources and systems, which imperils the network stability, jeopardizing the network performance and compromising an optimized use of resources. In this context, the UniverSelf research project proposes a promising solution, called Unified Management Framework (UMF). UMF targets include the trustworthy network stability, which is accomplished through the coordinated control of the autonomous and distributed future networked systems, based on operator’s objectives. Accordingly, this paper presents the relevant UMF operation, including a description of its functional blocks and their underlying mechanisms. In the framework of this solution, the paper also describes the Network Empowerment Mechanisms (NEM) that empower networks with autonomic algorithms/solutions and can be embedded into existing and future systems in a “plug and play” way.

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© 2017 International World Wide Web Conference Committee (IW3C2), published under Creative Commons CC BY 4.0 License. Uber is a popular ride-sharing application that matches people who need a ride (or riders) with drivers who are willing to provide it using their personal vehicles. Despite its growing popularity, there exist ...

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© 2017 International World Wide Web Conference Committee (IW3C2), published under Creative Commons CC BY 4.0 License. Recent studies in social media spam and automation provide anecdotal argumentation of the rise of a new generation of spambots, so-called social spambots. Here, for the first time, we extensively study this novel ...