Towards Cognitive B3G Networks: Autonomic Management of Access Points
The heterogeneity and complexity of B3G wireless infrastructures dictates the need for novel functionality, in order to deliver enhanced services and meet user requirements. Cognitive networks comprising reconfigurable elements are an effective response towards this direction. The application of autonomic computing principles has the potential of tackling the complexity of managing heterogeneous environments. In this light, this paper introduces innovative functionality targeting at the autonomic management of access points. Four functional components are identified and detailed. A preliminary approach for the deployment of the platform on network infrastructures is also outlined.