Cognitive Bandwidth Planning of Mission Critical Traffic in Federated Heterogeneous Inter-Domain Future Internet Environments

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Mission critical applications used in heterogeneous inter-domain Internet infrastructures in different areas, for instance crisis and disaster, emergency, health, public safety, civil protection, fire-fighting, evacuation and military, require high level of intelligence of communication services in order to guarantee reliability, availability, security and specific QoS requirements of mission critical traffic. In this paper, design considerations of a policy based bandwidth planning architecture for mission critical application traffic in virtualized (connection-oriented) heterogeneous inter-domain environments is discussed. The architecture is based on automated interactions between bandwidth planning (allocation of resources in advance on inter-domain connections) and operational bandwidth management (bandwidth allocation, monitoring and traffic rerouting) using dynamic knowledge infrastructure (including topology, performance and traffic of virtual inter-domain connections, as well as QoS requirements and policies of mission critical applications in heterogeneous inter-domain infrastructure). The automated update of information of the distributed dynamic knowledge infrastructure is based on performance and topology learning of inter-domain connections. The proposed architecture is extending GMPLS (Generalized Multi-Protocol Label Switching) technology with traffic engineering, policy and bandwidth planning mechanisms for enhanced provisioning of mission critical applications in inter-domain Future Internet environment.
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Mission Critical Communication; Bandwidth Planning; Inter-Domain; GMPLS; Virtualization; Federation; Knowledge Infrastructure; Policy; QoS; Future Internet

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