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Autonomic Communication

  • Athanasios V.  Vasilakos
  • Manish Parashar
  • Stamatis Karnouskos
  • Witold Pedrycz

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Autonomic Communication Infrastructure

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Antonio Manzalini, Roberto Minerva, Corrado Moiso
      Pages 3-30
    3. Chiara Boldrini, Marco Conti, Andrea Passarella
      Pages 31-67
    4. Maïssa Mbaye, Francine Krief
      Pages 69-92
    5. Naixue Xiong, Athanasios V. Vasilakos, Laurence T. Yang, Fei Long, Lei Shu, Yingshu Li
      Pages 93-107
  3. Autonomic Communication Services and Middleware

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Alfredo A. Villalba Castro, Giovanna Di Marzo Serugendo, Dimitri Konstantas
      Pages 111-145
    3. Luciano Baresi, Antonio Di Ferdinando, Antonio Manzalini, Franco Zambonelli
      Pages 147-168
    4. Richard Anthony, DeJiu Chen, Martin Törngren, Detlef Scholle, Martin Sanfridson, Achim Rettberg et al.
      Pages 169-210
    5. Iacopo Carreras, David Tacconi, Arianna Bassoli
      Pages 211-229
    6. Damian Dechev, Nicolas Rouquette, Peter Pirkelbauer, Bjarne Stroustrup
      Pages 231-247
  4. Applications to Ad-Hoc (Sensor) Networks and Pervasive Systems

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Manolo Dulva Hina, Chakib Tadj, Amar Ramdane-Cherif, Nicole Lévy
      Pages 251-283
    3. Shameem Ahmed, Sheikh I. Ahamed, Moushumi Sharmin, Chowdhury S. Hasan
      Pages 285-307
    4. Abdelmajid Khelil, Faisal Karim Shaikh, Piotr Szczytowski, Brahim Ayari, Neeraj Suri
      Pages 309-326
    5. Deng Li, Hui Liu, Athanasios Vasilakos
      Pages 327-350
    6. Pruet Boonma, Junichi Suzuki
      Pages 351-372
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 373-374

About this book


New paradigms for communication/networking systems are needed in order to tackle such emerging issues as heterogeneity, complexity and management of evolvable infrastructures, thus requiring approaches that are both task- and knowledge-driven. The networking and seamless integration of concepts, technologies and devices in a dynamically changing environment poses many challenges to the research community, including interoperability, programmability, management, openness, reliability, performance, context awareness, intelligence, autonomy, security, privacy, safety, and semantics. Inspired by biological systems, autonomic communication envisions communication systems that can organize, configure, optimize, protect, and heal themselves with minimal involvement of human administrators.

Autonomic Communication explores conceptual models and associated technologies that will uphold the vision of autonomic communication where devices and applications blur the boundaries between virtual and real worlds as they seamlessly interconnect, intelligently cooperate, and autonomously manage themselves.

Written by leading international researchers, the contributions give testimony to the challenges and prospects of this rapidly growing area. The volume is composed of chapters covering a wide range of issues related to autonomic communication.

Part I Autonomic Communication Infrastructure

  • Social-based autonomic routing in opportunistic networks
  • A Collaborative Knowledge Plane for Autonomic Networks
  • A Rate Feedback Predictive Control Scheme Based on Neural Network and Control Theory for Autonomic Communication

Part II Autonomic Communication Services and Middleware

  • Hovering Information – Self-Organizing Information that Finds its Own Storage
  • The CASCADAS Framework for Autonomic Communications
  • Autonomic Middleware for Automotive Embedded Systems
  • Social Opportunistic Computing: Design for Autonomic User-Centric Systems
  • Programming and Validation Techniques for Reliable Goal-driven Autonomic Software

Part III Applications to Ad-Hoc (Sensor) Networks and Pervasive Systems

  • Autonomic Communication in Pervasive Multimodal Multimedia Computing System
  • Self-healing for Autonomic Pervasive Computing
  • Map-based Design for Autonomic Wireless Sensor Networks
  • An Efficient, Scalable and Robust P2P Overlay for Autonomic Communication
  • Autonomic and Coevolutionary Sensor Networking

Autonomic Communication provides a vital reference to both researchers and practitioners, particularly those in networking, future and emerging technologies, mobile systems, autonomous technologies, computational intelligence, and embedded systems. The book is also a useful tool for graduate students and senior undergraduate students in courses on networking, autonomous management web, services, network application modeling, knowledge-based systems, and evolutionary software.


Overlay communication system computational intelligence evolution knowledge knowledge-based system modeling multimedia neural network routing

Editors and affiliations

  • Athanasios V.  Vasilakos
    • 1
  • Manish Parashar
    • 2
  • Stamatis Karnouskos
    • 3
  • Witold Pedrycz
    • 4
  1. 1.Dept. Computer &University of Western MacedoniaKozaniGreece
  2. 2.Electrical & Computer Engineering Dept.Rutgers UniversityPiscatawayU.S.A.
  3. 3.Corporate Research CentreSAP AGKarlsruheGermany
  4. 4.Dept. Electrical & Computer EngineeringUniversity of AlbertaEdmontonCanada

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