Department Matsuyama University Department of Business Administration, Faculty of Business Administration Position Professor
|With peer review
|INFORMS/KORMS 2000 Proc.
|Volume, Issue, Pages
|Author and coauthor
|Mizutani Naoki, Shinohara Takeshi, Sanada Hidehiko
|We envision the future network of digital communication, and call it "Microdesic Network." The coined words
"Micorodesic Network" derive from "Geodesic Network" to describe its feature as dependent on geographical proximity
rather than hierarchical structure. We foresee future's structure of digital communication network as the one that is
composed of nodes communicating closest counter parts, where nodes function as switching devices as well.
"Microdesic Network" is composed of intelligent nodes such that it can provide autonomous management for entire
network, and self-reproduction.
We present why "Microdesic Network" is considered, and how it will benefit the life in the 21st century.