This paper presents a novel autonomic management framework for user-centric networks. The framework assumes users are directly involved, or have direct interest, on their communication system. Therefore it can place user-related constrains on the behavior of the system. Groups of interest, formed either implicitly or explicitly by users, are considered inside the community concept, which the framework supports. For the realization of this concept it is required a new knowledge and logic layer, which we describe in this work. This framework has been instantiated and tested in a small environment, and provided social aware service access authorization. The results showed the added flexibility of our framework, and its ability to integrate diverse user requirements.
Conference: 11th Conferência sobre Redes de Computadores in Coimbra, Portugal