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SG13 FG-FN - Focus Group on Future Networks


ITU-T FG-FN “Focus Group on Future Networks (FG-FN)” (http://www.itu.int/ITU-T/focusgroups/fn/) was established in July 2009 and A. Galis (UCL), research worker in the Universal project, is one of its vice chairs. The Focus Group Future Networks workings during the 2010, in collaboration with worldwide future network communities, aims to collect, review and identify visions and design objectives for future networks, based on new technologies, assess the interactions between future networks and new services, and encourage collaboration between ITU-T and FN communities. The work of FG-FN will continue in 2011 as part of SG13. The FG-FN expected results due for publication in Q1 2011 are:

  • “Future Networks: Design Goals and Promising Technologies” - This document describesthe overall objectives and design goals of Future Networks – planned for publication as recommendation Y.3001 (i.e. an ITU-T Recommendation is submitted to all Governments and all relevant agencies of the world and it is consider a standard). Y.3001 is referencing UniverSelf in the in-management of Future Networks
  • “Framework of network virtualization” – This document describes the definition, attributes and applicability of network virtualization in Future Networks
  • “Overview of Energy-saving of Networks” - This document describes the overviewof energy saving ofFuture Networks


Opportunities for UniverSelf

  • In 2010/2011 the opportunity for UniverSelf is to contribute the overall design goals for FN and in particular to the in-system management and virtualization of networks.
  • In 2011/2013 the opportunity for Universal is to contribute to the detailed specification and standardization of in-system management and virtualization in Future Networks.

The connection with UniverSelf objectives  concerns the requirement for new management functions, which need to be addressed i.e. management of virtual environments and management of energy consumption of the infrastructures.



Short-term, mid-term.



Future Networks Vision report (Y.3001) has being adopted by ITU-T as a Recommendation and is planned for release in 2011. It describes FN in terms of 4 overall objectives: environment-awareness, service-awareness, data/content-awareness and social-economic awareness.

In addition 12 design goals for FN are envisaged: service diversity, service universalisation, functional flexibility, virtualisation of resources, data/context access, energy consumption, economic incentives, in-network management, mobility, optimization, identification and reliability/security. A set of selected key enabling technologies for FN is also presented. 

As such Y.3001 is the first definition issued by a standardization body of Future Network. It is also the first explicit standard on Future Network.