VINIA: Voice-Enabled Intent-Based Networking for Industrial Automation

Raul Barbosa1, 2, João Fonseca1, 2, Marco Araújo1 and Daniel Corujo2

  1. Capgemini Engineering, Porto
  2. Universidade de Aveiro and Instituto de Telecomunicações, Aveiro


Intent Based Networking (IBN) is a promising approach for automating and managing large and complex networks. Integrating Voice-enabled Virtual Assistants (VVAs) with IBN and Software Defined Networking (SDN) has improved network management efficiency and flexibility. However, there is still room for optimization improvement in installing intents in industrial scenarios. Network Orchestration Automation plays an important role within the Beyond 5G and 6G Networks, considering existing practices for orchestrating 5G Network Functions. This work presents an extended preliminary architecture for a voice-enabled IBN system called VINIA for industrial network automation. The new approach allows the configuration of more network assets (e.g., 5G networks), leveraging Network Orchestrators and Network Slice Managers, thus improving the system’s capabilities. The results provide insights into this solution’s potential benefits and limitations to enhance the automation of industrial networks’ management and orchestration procedures.

Key words

Intent, Intent-driven Management Service, Network Slicing, Industrial Virtual Voice Assistant

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Publication information

Volume 21, Issue 1 (January 2024)
Year of Publication: 2024
ISSN: 2406-1018 (Online)
Publisher: ComSIS Consortium

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Barbosa, R., Fonseca, J., Araújo, M., Corujo, D.: VINIA: Voice-Enabled Intent-Based Networking for Industrial Automation. Computer Science and Information Systems, Vol. 21, No. 1, 395–418. (2024),