JAIN: A new approach to services in communication networks

Citation
J. De Keijzer et al., JAIN: A new approach to services in communication networks, IEEE COMM M, 38(1), 2000, pp. 94-99
Citations number
2
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Information Tecnology & Communication Systems
Journal title
IEEE COMMUNICATIONS MAGAZINE
ISSN journal
0163-6804 → ACNP
Volume
38
Issue
1
Year of publication
2000
Pages
94 - 99
Database
ISI
SICI code
0163-6804(200001)38:1<94:JANATS>2.0.ZU;2-C
Abstract
JAIN (TM), a set of integrated network APIs for the Java (TM) platform, pro vides a framework to build and integrate solutions (or "services") that spa n across packet (e.g., IP or ATM), wireless, and PSTN networks. The objecti ve of JAIN is to provide service portability, convergence, and secure acces s (by services residing outside of the network) to such integrated networks . JAIN is defined and specified by a large number of participating communic ation companies (the JAIN Community), and according to a well-documented pr ocess (the Java Community Process or JCP). The objective of the JAIN Commun ity is to create an open market for services across integrated networks usi ng Java technology. This article is the first of a series in this issue of IEEE Communications Magazine and serves as an introduction to the other art icles. The next section provides the JAIN business case. The article then s ummarizes how the JAIN Community works, and briefly introduces how the JAIN Community is organized. The next two sections are of a more technical natu re and explain how separate JAIN work items fit together. In particular, we provide the rationale for the currently supported levels of abstraction (i n terms of session/call signaling models) in JAIN. We look at possible impl ementation scenarios. Conclusions are contained in the last section. For mo re details on several of the JAIN Community work items, please refer to the other JAIN-related articles [1-3] in this issue of IEEE Communications Mag azine.