Abtract: Self-management in Optical Networks

The presentation discusses a new proposal to use self-management for

managing optical paths within optical networks. It will start with some

basic concepts on optical networks and will also show the current

approaches used for managing light paths. After that, the GMPLS

technology, commonly used in optical networks, will be presented. Then,

the new proposal is introduced by showing its characteristics and

examples of how it will work. The presentation ends with plans for the

near future.