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Charting an Intent Driven Network

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Publication date26/11/2017
Host publication2017 13th International Conference on Network and Service Management (CNSM)
PublisherIEEE
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9783901882982
ISBN (Print)9781538621530
Original languageEnglish
Event13th International Conference on Network and Service Management (CNSM) - Tokyo, Japan
Duration: 26/11/201730/11/2017
Conference number: 13
http://www.cnsm-conf.org/2017/

Conference

Conference13th International Conference on Network and Service Management (CNSM)
Abbreviated titleCNSM 2017
CountryJapan
CityTokyo
Period26/11/1730/11/17
Internet address

Conference

Conference13th International Conference on Network and Service Management (CNSM)
Abbreviated titleCNSM 2017
CountryJapan
CityTokyo
Period26/11/1730/11/17
Internet address

Abstract

The strong divide between applications and the network control plane is desirable, but keeps the network in the dark regarding the ultimate purpose of applications and, as a result, is unable to optimize for these. An alternative approach is for applications to declare to the network their abstract desires; e.g. “I require group multicast”, or “I will run within a local domain and am latency sensitive”. Such an enriched semantic has the potential to enable the network to better fulfill application intent, while also helping optimize network resource usage across applications. We refer to this approach as intent driven networking (IDN). We sketch an incrementally-deployable design to serve as a stepping stone towards a practical realization of IDN within today’s Internet.