Telecommunication Services -- What's the big Deal?

Stephan Reiff-Marganiec


Telecommunications service engineering is a quite challenging area. Telecommunication systems are large, distributed systems that have evolved over a period of time and additionally are safety critical. As long as the development of the systems was in the hand of few companies, most problems could be dealt with (though not optimally). However, the recent move towards an open market introduces many new challenges.

In this talk I will give a background on telecommunications systems, and in particular discuss what features are and concentrate on the feature interaction problem. I will then present different approaches to resolving the FI problem and explore the solution proposed in my PhD thesis. The last part of the talk will look at the future developments in the area and link my previous results to this.
Tuesday 14th May 2002, 14:00
Robert Recorde Room
Department of Computer Science