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Future Internet 2010, 2(1), 16-29; doi:10.3390/fi2010016
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A Fully Cognitive Approach for Future Internet

Dipartimento di Informatica e Sistemistica (DIS), Università di Roma “La Sapienza”, Via Ariosto 25, 00185 Rome, Italy
Received: 16 November 2009 / Revised: 6 January 2010 / Accepted: 19 January 2010 / Published: 22 January 2010
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Future Network Architectures)
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Abstract

This paper deals with an autonomous cognitive network management architecture which aims at achieving inter-network (horizontal) and inter-layer (vertical) cross-optimization. The proposed architecture is based on the so-called Cognitive Managers transparently embedded in properly selected network nodes. The core of each Cognitive Manager are the so-called thinking modules, which are in charge of taking consistent and coordinated decisions according to a fully cognitive approach. The thinking modules potentially avail of information coming from both the transport and the service/content layers of all networks and, based on all this inter-layer and inter-network information, take consistent and coordinated decisions impacting the different layers, aiming at the overall inter-layer, inter-network optimization.
Keywords: interoperation; cognitive middleware; inter-layer/inter-network optimization; thinking modules interoperation; cognitive middleware; inter-layer/inter-network optimization; thinking modules
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