Introduction to the special issue on next generation network architectures, protocols, theory, systems and applications

Orgun, Mehmet A., Pieprzyk, Josef, Elçi, Atilla, Shankaran, Rajan, Xu, Ming, & Wang, Huaxiong (2013) Introduction to the special issue on next generation network architectures, protocols, theory, systems and applications. Networking Science, 2(3-4), pp. 67-68.

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This special issue of Networking Science focuses on Next Generation Network (NGN) that enables the deployment of access independent services over converged fixed and mobile networks. NGN is a packet-based network and uses the Internet protocol (IP) to transport the various types of traffic (voice, video, data and signalling). NGN facilitates easy adoption of distributed computing applications by providing high speed connectivity in a converged networked environment. It also makes end user devices and applications highly intelligent and efficient by empowering them with programmability and remote configuration options. However, there are a number of important challenges in provisioning next generation network technologies in a converged communication environment. Some preliminary challenges include those that relate to QoS, switching and routing, management and control, and security which must be addressed on an urgent or emergency basis. The consideration of architectural issues in the design and pro- vision of secure services for NGN deserves special attention and hence is the main theme of this special issue.

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ID Code: 70110
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Network Architectures and Security, Secure Network Protocols
DOI: 10.1007/s13119-013-0022-6
ISSN: 2076-0329
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (080000)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENGINEERING (090000)
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science
Current > Institutes > Institute for Future Environments
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2013 Springer
Deposited On: 11 Apr 2014 03:38
Last Modified: 13 Apr 2014 21:56

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