AORTA: Autonomic Network Control and Management System
This paper reports on an autonomic network management architecture based on the concept of "Evolution". A management methodology is developed which is relying on the ideas from evolutionary science, virtual networks, and autonomic networking. The authors argue that any communication network could be modeled as an evolved topology based on survivability and performance requirements. The evolution is in the direction of decreasing the chance of congestion and increasing the network robustness. They describe the architecture of the network management system in detail and tie it to the theory of evolution. They evaluate the "Betweenness centrality" of network topologies and build the robust routing algorithm to manage the transport of packets in the network based on it.