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The Role of Intent-Based Networking in ICT Supply Chains

Version 1 : Received: 11 May 2021 / Approved: 13 May 2021 / Online: 13 May 2021 (14:01:35 CEST)

How to cite: Bensalem, M.; Dizdarević, J.; Carpio, F.; Jukan, A. The Role of Intent-Based Networking in ICT Supply Chains. Preprints 2021, 2021050306 Bensalem, M.; Dizdarević, J.; Carpio, F.; Jukan, A. The Role of Intent-Based Networking in ICT Supply Chains. Preprints 2021, 2021050306

Abstract

The evolution towards Industry 4.0 is driving the need for innovative solutions in the area of network management, considering the complex, dynamic and heterogeneous nature of ICT supply chains. To this end, Intent-Based networking (IBN) which is already proven to evolve how network management is driven today, can be implemented as a solution to facilitate the management of large ICT supply chains. In this paper, we first present a comparison of the main architectural components of typical IBN systems and, then, we study the key engineering requirements when integrating IBN with ICT supply chain network systems while considering AI methods. We also propose a general architecture design that enables intent translation of ICT supply chain specifications into lower level policies, to finally show an example of how the access control is performed in a modelled ICT supply chain system.

Subject Areas

intent-based networking; network management; 6G; industry 4.0; supply chain; ICT; AI; ML; Access Control

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