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ICT 2010

Assessment of impacts of Autonomic and Cognitive Networking

1102C, 28/09/2010 (09:00-10:30)

Autonomic and cognitive networking technologies can help achieve efficiencies through better exploitation of resources and reduced human involvement.

Research and development into autonomic and cognitive networking (ACN) needs to be built on measurable results. This approach would certainly be appreciated by an industry looking for solutions to save expenditure and generate revenue. This is more important than ever, given that the large-scale adoption of processing, storage and communication services will make future networks increasingly complex and heterogeneous. ACN technologies can help achieve optimal exploitation and use of resources; improve management by reducing human involvement; and exploit different service models so that operators can select the best one. This session will look at methodologies for assessing the potential impact of ACN for future network evolutions.

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Mikhail SMIRNOV, 21/07/2010 13:38

Highly interesting session!

I would propose the attendees of this session to self-organise around the "Internet Science" initiative for example, see some discussion at



Laurent CIAVAGLIA, 22/07/2010 09:06

I think this session addresses one of the main aspects, often overlooked, in the adoption process of new networking solutions, especially in the field of "autonomic" systems.

Definitely of interest to the community !


Panagiotis DEMESTICHAS, 22/07/2010 17:53

Very important and timely session. The elaboration on the impact, the consolidation on business drivers, and the definition of validation criteria (qualitative and quantitative), will determine the adoption of autonomic and cognitive technologies. The session is of primary importance for the research community in the autonomic and cognitive networking fields.


Gerard NGUENGANG, 23/07/2010 10:28

Research activities in the field of autonomic and cognitive networking have reached a quite good level of maturity. The next step towards the industrialisation of autonomic and cognitive technologies is the quantification of their impacts in both current and future networks. This session is of high importance for the research community.


John SYDOR, 30/07/2010 17:02

Performance metrics for cognitive networks and their ability to recover and re-adapt in face of partial or total systemic failure is important to wireless CRN's (CRC's interest).

We look forward to discussing such interdisciplinary topics with developers of adaptive/cognitive machines ... is there a common ground?


Abdur Rahim BISWAS, 02/08/2010 14:03

The topic of this networking session is interesting, specially the showstoppers of the autonomic cognitive networks in exploitation. I will be willing to partcipate the session.


Jiangzhou WANG, 03/08/2010 11:33

Very interesting session. I will attend it.


Daniele MIORANDI, 17/08/2010 15:29

The ability of providing OPEX savings by automating & optimizing usage of resources by network operators could represent a real competitive advantage for enabling the introduction of autonomic techniques in real-world solutions. I plan to attend.


Eleni PATOUNI, 23/08/2010 14:59

This is a highly useful session of major interest for the networking research community, as it handles the applicability benefits of autonomic and cognitive networking in relation to the major technical challenges of resource usage and human intervention.


Antonio MANZALINI, 24/08/2010 08:57

Thank a lot for your comments and support valuable for shaping the networking session.

Please see also my post at the Future Centre Blog

Your comments are welcome

Looking forwards meeting you at the session.


Mihaela ULIERU, 29/08/2010 00:47

The weaving of intelligent communication networks into our lives unravels the industrial society by melting our rigid institutional and governance structures, dissolving borders and organizational boundaries and decentralizing critical infrastructures. In light of these developments governments and companies alike are being faced with the need to abandon the present measurement of growth in favor of a frame that can account for the unaccounted for ‘wealth-of-networks’ that seamlessly increases the quality of life and work while boosting productivity and performance in the digital economy.

In my brief intervention at this Session I will point to clear strategies for defining new indicators that can capture the reality of today’s sources of value not directly observable on our balance sheets. Through simple yet eloquent and powerful examples I will shed light on the blind spots hidden beneath the fundamental transformations by which the Autonomic Cognitive Networks Revolution is reshaping our lives and the world. The large share of economic value created by the ‘non-market transactions’ enabled calls for a whole new way of thinking about fundamental concepts from markets to productivity and wealth creation – which we need to embrace to master the crucial aspects of a digital advantage.

I look forward to meet likeminded particioants in this quest!


Esteban Di Tada DI TADA, 22/09/2010 22:12

We are working in the congnitive area in two projects (Aura and FIC).We are researching in the application on LIDA models (Stan Frankling, Menphis)


Michael SCHEMBRI, 23/09/2010 14:49

we would like to know more about your project proposals since we are looking for partners


Théo BONDOLFI, 23/09/2010 21:32

As Swiss partner deeply involved into cognitive science development, we can contribute to the training and dissimenation part of an ACN-related project, and we'll join this session to see how cooperation can be set up.

Maybe we can present briefly during this session the eCultural aspects of ACN ?

Thanks for your initiative !


Erol GELENBE, 25/09/2010 11:27

I look forward to participating in this session in order to see how we can take this agenda further.

Erol Gelenbe

Imperial College UK


Antonio MANZALINI, 29/09/2010 11:12

Dear Colleagues, I wish to thank all the Participants and the Speakers. It has been a pleasure chairing this Networking Session, which I've found very very fruitful. One of the outcomes has been the shared idea (and the follow-up actions) of bringing together (to cooperate on a common ground) the two communities of Autonomic Networking and Cognitive Networking. Best Regards Antonio Manzalini


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