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Terms of Reference for ETSI TC INT WG AFI (Autonomic Management and Control Intelligence for Self-Managed Fixed & Mobile Integrated Networks)

Approved during INT#41


  • Develop use cases and requirements for automated & autonomic (self-) management of networks and services;
  • Develop test frameworks and test specifications for autonomic network architectures (Self-Adaptive Networks); 
  • Draft test specifications for Scenarios, Use Cases and Requirements for automated & autonomic (self-) management of networks and services;
  • Drive a 5G PoC Program/Project on GANA Autonomics in 5G Network Slices Creation, Autonomic & Cognitive Management & E2E Orchestration; with Closed-Loop (Autonomic) Service Assurance of IoT 5G Slices;
  • Maintenance and evolution of existing ETSI standards on network and service management, including NGN management (ETSI 188 series: https://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_ts/188000_188099/ )

Maintenance of existing ETSI Standards linked to AFI activities:  

  • ETSI TS 103 194 on Scenarios, Use Cases and Requirements for Autonomic/Self-Managing Future Internet;
  • ETSI TS 103 195-1,
  • ETSI TS 103 195-2,
  • ETSI TS 103 195-3

GANA Model and its instantiations onto various types of network architectures and their associated management and

control architectures:

  • ETSI TR 103 473 on GANA autonomics in BBF Architectures;
  • ETSI TR 103 404  on GANA autonomics in 3GPP Backhaul & Core Network Architectures;
  • ETSI TR 103 495 on GANA autonomics in Wireless Ad-hoc/Mesh Network Architectures;
  • ETSI White Paper no. 16: The Generic Autonomic Networking Architecture Reference Model for Autonomic Networking, Cognitive Networking and Self-Management of Networks and Services: http://www.etsi.org/images/files/ETSIWhitePapers/etsi_wp16_gana_Ed1_20161011.pdf