IEEE Intelligent Network 2001 Workshop. IN 2001 Conference Record (Cat. No.01TH8566)

6-9 May 2001

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  • IEEE Intelligent Network 2001 Workshop. IN 2001 Conference Record (Cat. No.01TH8566)

    Publication Year: 2001
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    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):371 - 372
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  • A service independent MGF framework in IN/IP integration architecture

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):148 - 151
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    Based on the investigation of the requirements, a service-independent management gateway function (MGF) framework is provided. A Java-based implementation of it and its possible use models are also discussed View full abstract»

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  • Enhancing applications with approved location stamps

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):140 - 147
    Cited by:  Papers (4)  |  Patents (1)
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    This contribution proposes a service that provides location information of a GSM mobile device that can be mapped to a specific user and can be verified by means of asymmetric cryptography. The service returns a digitally signed record - a location stamp - that can be used as a proof, eg, in commercial transactions using mobile telephones View full abstract»

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  • Making converged IN services happen: API's are only part of the story!

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):20 - 28
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    Application programming interfaces (API) can aid in the development of converged, intelligent network (IN) services- but they are only part of the story. This paper discusses a range of issues (above the API and supporting the API) that must be addressed to make converged services happen View full abstract»

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  • OSA enabled global application roaming

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):135 - 139
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    This paper focuses on an open service architecture (OSA) approach for achieving global application roaming in the mobile network scenario. Applications would be deployed in different public network operator domains as well as both in public network operator domain and in private enterprise domain View full abstract»

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  • Intelligence on top of the networks: SIP based service control layer signaling

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):237 - 244
    Cited by:  Papers (2)  |  Patents (1)
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    In order to support the integration of heterogeneous networks and diverse access devices, we have developed a server architecture that provides integrated telecommunications and data services spanning heterogeneous networks. The server architecture interfaces to the networks via adaptation units to provide a network independent service control on top of the networks. We have structured the archite... View full abstract»

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  • Enhanced service design - exploiting system-independent, reusable feature modules to meet sophisticated corporate demands

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):189 - 194
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    Since the implementation of the very first intelligent network platforms in the USA in the 1980s and in Europe in the early 1990s, manufacturers invested much effort and allocated many resources to develop and to support service-independent building block (SIB)-based service design tools, and thus to comply with ITU-T, ETSI CS-x and Bellcore standards. Siemens will introduce and market in 2001 a n... View full abstract»

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  • Flexible approach to service creation environment for frequent IN protocol modifications

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):14 - 19
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    NTT has been developing a service creation environment (SCE) to automatically generate service logic programs (SLP) for the advanced intelligent network (IN). The SCE has been applied to the Personal Handy-phone System (PHS) service, IC-card payphone service, and UPT service development. The ability of the IN application protocol (INAP) has been expanded step by step in ITU-T, and the SCE should f... View full abstract»

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  • Enhancement of TINA platform access using WAP

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):1 - 3
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    It is expected that the TINA architecture will play an important role in providing innovative services in the future. However, the customer has to install the DPE in his terminal devices while accessing these services, since all TINA services have to run on top of the DPE. We present a framework for accessing the TINA platform with WAP, which can relieve the customer of installing the DPE in his t... View full abstract»

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  • Validation of the Parlay API through prototyping

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):58 - 63
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    The desire within the telecommunications world for new and faster business growth has been a major drive towards the development of open network API. Over the past 7 years several (semi) standardization groups have announced work on network API, including TINA-C, JAIN, IEEE P1520, INforum, 3GPP, JAIN, Parlay. The Parlay group seems most successful in attracting industry awareness with their API, c... View full abstract»

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  • A hierarchically dynamic network management system using mobile agents

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):130 - 134
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    With the explosive growth in internetworking, managing such an environment is more difficult than before. Traditional network management technology can suffer from the problems of poor scalability and single point of failure. In order to overcome these shortcomings, a multilayer architecture for network management with a unified management interface is promising. Moreover, the emerging mobile agen... View full abstract»

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  • Transferring IN core competencies to e-commerce

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):223 - 227
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    The current evolution of e-commerce is driven by a large variety of applications accessed by means of different devices. A missing piece in the game still is a generally accepted payment system that can meet the requirements of all the new and upcoming scenarios. The article discusses whether this is feasible at all. Instead, the existing systems, that proved well for certain applications, could b... View full abstract»

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  • An advanced IN control architecture for providing VoIP supplementary services

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):168 - 188
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    Recently, IP networks including the Internet have progressed rapidly, and new services such as VoIP supplementary services have been provided by interworking between traditional telephone networks (eg, PSTN and ISDN) and IP networks. There have been many discussions about providing seamless services over both the traditional telephone networks and IP networks using an advanced intelligent network ... View full abstract»

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  • CAMEL evolution and PPS evaluation

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):9 - 13
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    This paper first introduces the Customized Applications for the Mobile network Enhanced Logic (CAMEL) architecture, then presents the CAMEL evolution and CAMEL prepaid service (PPS). We model the SCP call processing, which performs the CAMEL PPS call handing functions. The simulation results illustrate the call processing capability under various traffic conditions View full abstract»

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  • Intelligent network services through active flow manipulation

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):73 - 82
    Cited by:  Papers (2)  |  Patents (8)
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    A significant challenge in today's Internet is the ability to efficiently introduce intelligent network services into commercial high-performance network devices. This paper tackles the challenge by introducing the active flow manipulation (AFM) mechanism, a key enabling technology of the programmable networking platform Openet. AFM enhances the control functionality of network devices through pro... View full abstract»

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  • Converging IN and AAA systems to unlock the potential of mobile data

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):280 - 286
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    Emerging 3G and 2.5G mobile data networking standards provide the framework for improved handling of packet data in tomorrow's wireless networks. The standards are limited in guiding the implementation of meaningful services that optimize the benefits of an always on, everywhere Internet experience. This presentation discusses the importance of combining the strength of traditional intelligent net... View full abstract»

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  • Design of a generic architecture for service management and monitoring of service level agreements through distributed intelligent agents

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):50 - 57
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    We present a generic architecture for service management and monitoring of service level agreements (SLA). Special attention has been devoted to the efficient management of computational resources. The usage of an intelligent agent platform (IAP) with this respect is motivated. The case study of an adaptive distributed caching architecture is presented and the agent for adaptive distributed data c... View full abstract»

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  • Service creation for the masses

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):111 - 115
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    The paper looks at service creation issues, including: the need to make it easy to create and certify new services; the selection of the API; finding where the services are hosted; feature interactions; reliability, performance and quality; the need for network infrastructure to support this open service creation environment; the need to establish business arrangements with each application provid... View full abstract»

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  • A self-served mobile location query service

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):126 - 129
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    The existing location-based services position the mobile devices primarily by the cell where they are located. Mobile operators offer location-related services, for example shortest path suggestion, and active notification of subscriber's preference. Since location is a kind of subscriber privacy, people are usually reluctant to reveal this information unless confronted with emergency. However, if... View full abstract»

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  • WIN with WAP for enhanced voice/data services

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):341 - 353
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    In today's highly competitive wireless marketplace, carriers have to offer user-friendly innovative services to gain a competitive advantage. Furthermore, subscribers desire services that are easily or automatically customized to their specific needs and environment. This presentation examines how this can be achieved by synergistically leveraging the capabilities inherent in emerging technologies... View full abstract»

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  • Billing service based on TINA concepts for the next generation network

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):320 - 324
    Cited by:  Papers (1)  |  Patents (4)
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    Service and network resources used on the next generation network (NGN) are billable. This paper presents the use of the TINA retailer and accounting management architecture as the basis for usage accounting in the NGN. Three computational objects, namely the accountable object, the metering manager and the accounting policy manager, are used. A CORBA-based distributed processing environment (DPE)... View full abstract»

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  • Mapping business and technological factors in convergence

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):245 - 249
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    Current telecommunications networks are vertically integrated and operate within simple business models. Convergence of services requires the support of multiservice networks, the so-called next generation networks. Telcos planning and implementing new services have to formulate business plans and evaluate technology for the multiservice network. This paper presents a systematic approach to inform... View full abstract»

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  • From unified messaging towards I-centric services for the virtual home environment

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):152 - 160
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    This paper introduces user-centric services as an approach to integrating different services, and it illustrates how this approach can be applied to the virtual home environment. The services we propose act on behalf of a single user's demands and the system we built includes profiling and self-adaption to `contexts' and `situations'. We use the term `I-centric' where `I' means I (me, myself, and ... View full abstract»

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  • Third-party call control in VoIP networks for call center applications

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):161 - 167
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    We discuss the problem of building third-party call control in a VoIP network based on ITU-T Recommendation H.323. We consider a specific case that could be used in the call center environment. We suggest and advocate a solution with H.323 gatekeepers connected to the CTI server via a special protocol. The CTI server contains all the logic for service execution while a gatekeeper implements only e... View full abstract»

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