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There is currently much debate in defining what form the future Internet will take. The current Internet is struggling to meet the needs of an ever-evolving society. This is largely due to the Internet now become a thriving marketplace with services at the core. The range, number and complexity of services are set to increase with an even more dynamic service environment envisioned in the future. However, as these services grow, service composition will become an important feature of the service environment, leading to new challenges in service discovery and composition mechanisms. At the same time, dynamic service environments will also require that the underlying infrastructure networks are flexible enough to handle the changing service landscape. One area this is particularly important is in dynamic routing to deal with highly dynamic and frequent service changes. In this paper, we adopt mechanisms from biology and apply these to the problems identified, resulting in an integrated bio-inspired service management and dynamic routing solution for Future Internet. We demonstrate how the bio-inspired mechanisms not only improve each problem individually, but through their integration also improve overall network performance. Simulation results are presented to validate the proposed solution.
Date of Conference: Nov. 30 2009-Dec. 4 2009