Control and management plane considerations for service oriented optical research networks

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We will present here a new network service model that allows users or/and applications to adapt the network to their applications. This notion of adaptability adds a new dimension to the long-standing practice to adapt the applications to networks. This network model will require the network topology to migrate from the traditional edge-core telecom model to a more distributed model. In this type of network the user may have the ability to control routing in an end-to-end manner and set up and teardown of light-paths between routing domains. To facilitate this level of user control, users or applications will be offered management/control of the network resources (i.e. bandwidth allocation at the wavelength and sub-wavelength level). These resources could be leased and exchanged between users. We will present network technologies and technology evolutions for implementing the proposed service oriented and user controlled optical network architectures.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationICTON 2006: 8th International Conference on Transparent Optical Networks, Vol 3, Proceedings
EditorsM Marciniak
Place of PublicationNEW YORK
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)*************
Publication statusPublished - 2006
Event8th International Conference on Transparent Optical Networks - Nottingham
Duration: 18 Jun 200622 Jun 2006


Conference8th International Conference on Transparent Optical Networks

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