What is a context sensitive network?
A context sensitive network (CAN) is a network that combines the properties of stupid networks and intelligent networks that have different functionalities and features.
Context-aware networks were developed to allow the maximum level of stability and reliability for digital networks, while the limitations of dumb and intelligent networks are taken into account in their design.
In digital communication, various techniques are used to transfer digital data from one node to another. Each method has its own characteristics, effects, and limitations. Dumb and intelligent networks are important examples of digital communication technologies.
Smart networks are more stable and reliable. You control and manage all activities related to network applications. Because both types of networks have drawbacks, a context sensitive network seeks to overcome the limitations associated with intelligent and dumb networks.
Silent networks only offer connectivity to end systems, but without further support, such as routing or switching within a network. Every problem or unwanted reaction on the network is handled by individual applications.
The best example of a context-sensitive network is the semantic web. Grid network topologies, autonomous networks, and service-oriented networks also include some characteristics of context-aware networks.