Annie Ibrahim Rana

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This paper argues that Home Area Networks (HANs) are a good candidate for advanced network management automation techniques, such as Policy-Based Network Management (PBNM). What is proposed is a simple use of policy based network management to introduce some level of Quality of Service (QoS) and Security management in the HAN, whilst hiding this complexity(More)
The management of home area networks (HANs) is problematic. On the one hand there are increasing numbers of IP enabled devices that are connecting to the HAN (wired and wirelessly), some of which need to be managed, especially in terms of granting external access to certain services running on certain devices (e.g. home security, home monitoring, external(More)
Translating between network management policies is desirable if a system needs to map downwards from a high-level objective to low-level configurations or to feed information back upwards from a network event to a matching policy. Techniques for policy translation require elements of semantic mapping between levels of management policy within a continuum.(More)
Tools and process for management of network infrastructure typically assume that network administrators are technically literate, with a willingness to devote significant time to ensuring that devices are correctly configured to behave as desired. Whilst this is largely the case for service provider and enterprise networks, it is typically not the case for(More)
The emergence of new platforms providing Internet Protocol TeleVision (IPTV) services, such as Google TV and Apple TV is expected to revolutionize the way multimedia services are provided over the Internet. However, the existing network infrastructure falls well short of meeting the resource requirements to provide satisfactory levels of such services. This(More)
Traffic management in home area networks (HANs) is different from the traditional traffic management in access and core networks. Traditionally HAN traffic works in best effort fashion and the HAN services are usually accommodated on the basis of first-in first-out rule. However quality can deteriorate when high number of users is connected to the HAN.(More)
Automation and computer intelligence to support complex human decisions becomes essential to manage large and distributed systems in the Cloud and IoT era. Understanding the root cause of an observed symptom in a complex system has been a major problem for decades. As industry dives into the IoT world and the amount of data generated per year grows at an(More)
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