'CSCAN Network' Research Student Profile

Home People Profile...

Dr Thomas Eichelmann PhD

CSCAN Network Research Student

Brief biographical information

thomas.eichelmann@plymouth.ac.uk

Access thesis on-line

Automated continuous solution for the provisioning of value-added services in Next Generation
Networks

The subject of this research is to find a continuous solution, which allows the description, the creation, the provisioning, and the execution of value-added telecommunication services. This work proposes a framework for an easy and timesaving creation and provisioning of value-added telecommunication services in Next Generation Networks. As research method, feasibility, comparative methods are used in this study. Criteria and requirements for service description, service creation, service execution, and service provisioning, are defined and existing technologies are compared with each other and evaluated regarding these criteria and requirements. Extensions to the selected technologies are proposed and possibilities to combine these technologies are researched. From the results of the previous steps, a framework is defined which offers a continuous solution for the description, creation, provisioning and execution of value-added services. In order to test the proof of concept, this framework is prototypically implemented. For a qualitative analysis of the research targets and the proof of concept, an example service is created and executed within the framework prototype. Furthermore, in order to examine the validity of the quantitative aims and objectives of this research work, a second example service is created, and its characteristics are measured and analysed. The result of this research is a novel continuous approach for the creation of value-added telecommunication services. This research introduces new possibilities for the service description, service creation, service provisioning, and service execution through an extension of the common telecommunication real-time execution environment JAIN SLEE. Value-added services are described by using the business process execution language BPEL. This language facilitates a simple and fast service design. The service can automatically be composed from pre-defined and pre-deployed components.

Dr Thomas Eichelmann

Director of studies: Prof Dr Woldemar Fuhrmann
Other supervisors: Prof Dr Ulrich Trick, Dr Bogdan V Ghita

Conference papers

A New Approach to Model a Formalised Description of a Communication Service for the Purpose of Functional Testing
Wacht P, Eichelmann T, Lehmann A, Fuhrmann W, Trick U, Ghita BV
Proceedings of the Fourth International Conference on Internet Technologies and Applications (ITA 11), 6-9 September 2011, Wrexham, UK, pp 262-269, ISBN: 978-0-946881-68-0, 2011
More details

Discussion on a Framework and its Service Structures for generating JSLEE based Value-Added Services
Eichelmann T, Fuhrmann W, Trick U, Ghita BV
Proceedings of the Fourth International Conference on Internet Technologies and Applications (ITA 11), 6-9 September 2011, Wrexham, UK, pp 169-177, ISBN: 978-0-946881-68-0, 2011
More details

Enhanced Concept of the TeamCom SCE for Automated Generated Services Based on JSLEE
Eichelmann T, Fuhrmann W, Trick U, Ghita BV
Proceedings of the Eighth International Network Conference (INC 2010), Heidelberg, Germany, 8-10 July, ISBN: 978-1-84102-259-8, pp75-84, 2010
Can be ordered on-line.
More details | Download PDF

3 Conference papers

Internal publications

Integration of Model-Based Functional Testing Procedures within a Creation Environment for Value Added Services
Wacht P, Lehmann A, Eichelmann T, Fuhrmann W, Trick U, Ghita BV
Proceedings of the Sixth Collaborative Research Symposium on Security, E-learning, Internet and Networking (SEIN 2010), Plymouth, UK, ISBN: 978-1-84102-269-7, pp61-73, 2010
Can be ordered on-line.
More details | Download PDF

Support of Parallel BPEL Activities for the TeamCom Service Creation Platform for Next Generation Networks
Eichelmann T, Fuhrmann W, Trick U, Ghita BV
Proceedings of the Fifth Collaborative Research Symposium on Security, E-learning, Internet and Networking (SEIN 2009), Darmstadt, Germany, ISBN: 978-1-84102-236-9, pp69-80, 2009
Can be ordered on-line.
More details | Download PDF

Creation of Value Added Services in NGN with BPEL
Eichelmann T, Fuhrmann W, Trick U, Ghita BV
Proceedings of the Fourth Collaborative Research Symposium on Security, E-learning, Internet and Networking (SEIN 2008), Wrexham, UK, ISBN: 978-1-84102-196-6, pp186-193, 2008
Can be ordered on-line.
More details | Download PDF

3 Internal publications

6 publication(s) - all categories.