Skip to main content

Automated transport service management in the future Internet: concepts and operations


This paper describes a possible approach to provide advanced communication services for the Future Internet in an automated way. This is achieved by introducing a new Cognitive Transport Servicelayer on top of the traditional transport layer, which is used by the network to automatically negotiate the required transport service with the applications. Experimental validation of the proposed solution is discussed with the help of two case studies: bandwidth reservation on a secure channel and dynamic bandwidth negotiation for variable-quality video streaming.


  1. Rosenberg J (2008) New waist of the Internet hourglass. IETF draft, draft-rosenberg-internet-waist-hourglass-00

  2. Knightson K et al. (2005) NGN architecture: generic principles, functional architecture, and implementation. IEEE Commun Mag 43(10):49–56

    Article  Google Scholar 

  3. BONE-project, Building the future optical network in Europe,

  4. Callegati F et al. (2009) SIP-empowered optical networks for future IT services and applications. IEEE Commun Mag 47(5):48–54

    Article  Google Scholar 

  5. Ciulli N et al. (2008) Architectural approaches for the integration of the service plane and control plane in optical networks. Opt Switch Netw 5(2–3):94–106

    Article  Google Scholar 

  6. Zervas G et al. (2007) Demonstration of a fully functional optical burst switched network with application layer resource reservation capability. In: Proc of ECOC 2007, Berlin, Germany

    Google Scholar 

  7. Campi A et al. (2007) SIP-based OBS networks for grid computing. In: Proc of ONDM 2007, Athens, Greece

    Google Scholar 

  8. Martini B et al. (2009) SIP-based service platform for on-demand optical network services. In: OFC 2009, San Diego, USA

    Google Scholar 

  9. Cerroni W et al. (2010) Experimental validation of a SIP-based platform for service-oriented optical network. In: Proc of OFC 2010, San Diego, USA

    Google Scholar 

  10. Rosenberg J et al (2002) SIP: session initiation protocol. IETF RFC 3261, June

  11. van der Ham JJ, Dijkstra F, Travostino F, Andree HM, de Laat CTAM (2006) Using RDF to describe networks. Future Gener Comput Syst 22(8):862–867

    Article  Google Scholar 

  12. van der Ham JJ, Dijkstra F, Grosso P, van der Pol R, Toonk A, de Laat CTAM (2008) A distributed topology information system for optical networks based on the semantic web. Opt Switch Netw 5(2–3):85–93

    Google Scholar 

  13. Chien A (2004) The virtual grid description language: vgDL. University of Carlifonia, San Diego, Tech Rep CS2005-0817, August

  14. Koslovski GP, Vicat-Blanc Primet P, Schwertner Charao A (2009) VXDL: virtual resources and interconnection networks description language. Lect Notes Inst Comput Sci Soc Inf Telecommun Eng 2:138–154. doi:10.1007/978-3-642-02080-3_15

    Google Scholar 

  15. Campi A, Callegati F (2009) Network resource description language. In: Proc of Globecom: Workshop on enabling the future service-oriented Internet, Hononulu, USA

    Google Scholar 

  16. Zervas G et al. (2008) SIP-enabled optical burst switching architectures and protocols for application-aware optical networks. Comput Netw 52(10):2065–2076

    Article  Google Scholar 

  17. ITU-T Rec Y.1531 (2007) SIP-based call processing performance, November

Download references

Author information

Authors and Affiliations


Corresponding author

Correspondence to Franco Callegati.

Rights and permissions

Open Access This article is distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 International License ( ), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Reprints and Permissions

About this article

Cite this article

Callegati, F., Campi, A. & Cerroni, W. Automated transport service management in the future Internet: concepts and operations. J Internet Serv Appl 2, 69–79 (2011).

Download citation

  • Received:

  • Accepted:

  • Published:

  • Issue Date:

  • DOI:


  • Cognitive networks
  • Transport service
  • SIP
  • NRDL
  • VPN
  • HD video