Functional Structures in Networks: AMLn - A Language for Model Driven Development of Telecom Systems
The architecture of "The Worlds Biggest Machine^" is of course expressed in the many underlying communications standards; however it is far from explicit nor readily accessible. While on one hand, marketing people are busy looking for their so called "Killer Applications" that will maintain the economic growth of this machine, the engineers are struggling to keep up with the myriad of networks, pro tocols and standards that interconnect an ever growing number of network services across a rapidly increasing variety of platforms and protocols. Within the industry, it is commonly accepted that fewer than 10% of engineers working in the field have sufficient knowledge and experience to tackle the p- study and feasibility phases; that is to say, only this group can process the knowl edge and overview of the elusive architecture that allow them to identify the net work nodes, network services, protocols and messages that will be affected by adding new network functionalities. It follows that 90% of engineers are capable of performing the execution phase.
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Thomas G. Muth
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abstract machine abstract protocol ACSE actor layer actor—agent interfaces added-value AMLn model AMLs application architecture ASPs behavior call-handling layer called channels circuit-switching common agent layer conﬁguration connectivity layers connectivity service control layers control points CORBA deﬁned deﬁnition described dimension discrimination DSS1 L3 DSSI DSSl example ﬁrst GIOP handling hosting network hosting node identiﬁer IETF ISDN ISUP ITU—T LAPD layer element layer interfaces layer structure logical network logical node logical-network structure LSM event machine management plane management system message protocol meta-primitives mpCP MTP L3 network address network interfaces network level network system node structure object operations OSI layer OSI RM primitives protocol speciﬁcation PSTN relations route SCCP separation SNMP speciﬁcation standard strata stratum switching actor switching layer switching network symbols TCAP terminating tion trafﬁc system