Autonomic Networking

First International IFIP TC6 Conference, AN 2006, Paris, France, September 27-29, 2006. Proceedings

  • Dominique Gaïti
  • Guy Pujolle
  • Ehab Al-Shaer
  • Ken Calvert
  • Simon Dobson
  • Guy Leduc
  • Olli Martikainen
Conference proceedings AN 2006

Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4195)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
  2. AN’06

    1. Autonomic Networks

      1. S. Schmid, M. Sifalakis, D. Hutchison
        Pages 1-11
      2. Yunfei Wu, Ignas Niemegeers
        Pages 12-24
      3. M. A. Razzaque, Simon Dobson, Paddy Nixon
        Pages 25-35
    2. Self-configuration

      1. Sylvain Hallé, Éric Wenaas, Roger Villemaire, Omar Cherkaoui
        Pages 36-49
      2. Burak Simsek, Katinka Wolter, Hakan Coskun
        Pages 50-63
      3. Gérard Nguengang, Louis Hugues, Dominique Gaiti
        Pages 64-75
    3. Autonomic Platform and Services

      1. Bernardo Alarcos, María Calderón, Marifeli Sedano, Juan R. Velasco
        Pages 76-85
      2. Thomas Gamer, Marcus Schöller, Roland Bless
        Pages 97-108
    4. Autonomic Management and Discovery

      1. Rana Rahim-Amoud, Leila Merghem-Boulahia, Dominique Gaiti
        Pages 119-131
      2. Shanshan Jiang, Finn Arve Aagesen
        Pages 159-171
    5. Policy-Based Management

    6. Ad Hoc, Sensor and Ambient Autonomic Networks

      1. Helen P. Assunção, Linnyer B. Ruiz, Antônio A. Loureiro
        Pages 215-228
      2. Monden Kazuya, Satoh Hiroki, Yamamoto Junji, Shomura Yusuke, Shimizu Atsushi, Hayashi Masato et al.
        Pages 229-242
      3. S. Shen, G. M. P. O’Hare, D. Marsh, D. Diamond, D. O’Kane
        Pages 243-254
      4. Marcos A. Siqueira, Fabio L. Verdi, Rafael Pasquini, Mauricio F. Magalhães
        Pages 255-267
    7. Autonomic Control of Mobile Networks

      1. Eleni Patouni, Sophie Gault, Markus Muck, Nancy Alonistioti, Konstantina Kominaki
        Pages 268-284
      2. David Lewis, Kevin Feeney, Kevin Foley, Linda Doyle, Tim Forde, Patroklos Argyroudis et al.
        Pages 285-297
      3. G. Koumoutsos, K. Lampropoulos, N. Efthymiopoulos, A. Christakidis, S. Denazis, K. Thramboulidis
        Pages 298-314
  3. Back Matter

About these proceedings


The autonomic communication paradigm has been defined mainly through the Autonomic Communications Forum (ACF) and particularly as follows: Autonomic communication is centered on selfware – an innovative approach to perform known and emerging tasks of a network control plane, both end-to-end and middle box communication-based. Selfware assures the capacity to evolve; however, it requires generic network instrumentation. Selfware principles and technologies borrow largely from well-established research on distributed systems, fault tolerance among others, from emerging research on non-conventional networking (multihop ad hoc, sensor, peer-to-peer, group communication, etc. ), and from similar initiatives, such as Autonomic Computing of IBM, Cognitive Network of DARPA, Harmonious Computing of Hitachi, Resonant Networking of NTT, etc. A visionary network would be able to (a) configure and re-configure itself, (b) identify its operational state and take actions to drive itself to a desired stable state and finally (c) organize the allocation and distribution of its resources. To build such a network, it is necessary to go beyond the improvement of techniques and algorithms by using a new concept, the knowledge plane. The knowledge plane is able to collect information available in the network to provide other elements of the network with services and advice and make the network perform what it is supposed to. There are many objectives to the configuration and reconfiguration of the network, from the optimization of resources to the use of best available techniques in order to offer the most appropriate service, best adapted to the t- minal capabilities.


IPv6 Internet QoS Quality of Service Quality of Service (QoS) Smart Card ad-hoc networks autonomic behaviour autonomic communication autonomic communication security communication system configuration context modeling dynamic network communities mobile networks

Editors and affiliations

  • Dominique Gaïti
    • 1
  • Guy Pujolle
    • 2
  • Ehab Al-Shaer
    • 3
  • Ken Calvert
    • 4
  • Simon Dobson
    • 5
  • Guy Leduc
    • 6
  • Olli Martikainen
    • 7
  1. 1.Institut Charles DELAUNAY/LM2S, CNRS FRE n° 2848UTT.TROYES CEDEXFrance
  2. 2.Université Pierre et Marie Curie Paris6France
  3. 3.School of Computer Science, Telecommunications and Information SystemsDePaul UniversityUSA
  4. 4.Laboratory for Advanced NetworkingUniversity of KentuckyLexingtonUSA
  5. 5.System Research Group, School of Computer Science and InformaticsUCDIreland
  6. 6.Research Unit in Networking (RUN)University of LiegeBelgium
  7. 7.University of OuluFinland

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