Autonomic Communication

First International IFIP Workshop, WAC 2004, Berlin, Germany, October 18-19, 2004, Revised Selected Papers

  • Michael Smirnov
Conference proceedings WAC 2004

Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 3457)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
  2. Network Management

    1. Arndt Döhler, Christian Erfurth, Wilhelm Rossak
      Pages 1-12
    2. Franck Legendre, Marcelo Dias de Amorim, Serge Fdida
      Pages 13-24
    3. Shane Magrath, Robin Braun, Fernando Cuervo
      Pages 25-43
  3. Models and Protocols

    1. Francis J. Mullany, Lester T. W. Ho, Louis G. Samuel, Holger Claussen
      Pages 58-68
    2. Nikolaos Laoutaris, Antonios Panagakis, Ioannis Stavrakakis
      Pages 69-78
  4. Network Composition

    1. Stefan Schmid, Lars Eggert, Marcus Brunner, Jürgen Quittek
      Pages 94-114
  5. Negotiation and Deployment

    1. F. Vatalaro, G. Cortese, F. Davide, A. Detti, M. Leo, P. Loreti et al.
      Pages 127-138
    2. Cornelia Kappler, Paulo Mendes, Christian Prehofer, Petteri Pöyhönen, Di Zhou
      Pages 139-151
    3. David Lewis, Kevin Feeney, Kevin Carey, Thanassis Tiropanis, Simon Courtenage
      Pages 152-164
  6. Immunity and Resilience

    1. Hristo Koshutanski, Fabio Massacci
      Pages 179-190
    2. Christian Tschudin, Lidia Yamamoto
      Pages 191-206
  7. Meaning, Context and Situated Behaviour

  8. Invited Programme

    1. Iacopo Carreras, Imrich Chlamtac, Hagen Woesner, Csaba Kiraly
      Pages 245-252
    2. Alexander L. Fradkov
      Pages 253-268
  9. Panel Reports

  10. Back Matter

About these proceedings


The ?rst IFIP Workshop on Autonomic Communication (WAC 2004) was held 18–19 October 2004 in Berlin, Germany. The workshop was organized by Fra- hofer FOKUS with the help of partners of the EU-funded Autonomic Com- nication Coordination Action — IST-6475 (ACCA), and under technical sp- sorship of IFIP WG6. 6 — Management of Networks and Distributed Systems. The purpose of this workshop was to discuss Autonomic Communication—a new communication paradigm to assist the design of the next-generation n- works. WAC 2004 was explicitly focused on the principles that help to achieve purposeful behavior on top of self-organization (self-management, self-healing, self-awareness, etc. ). The workshop intended to derive these common principles from submissions that study network element’s autonomic behavior exposed by innovative (cross-layer optimized, context-aware, and securely programmable) protocol stack (or its middleware emulations) in its interaction with numerous, often dynamic network groups and communities. The goals were to understand how autonomic behaviors are learned, in?uenced or changed, and how, in turn, these a?ect other elements, groups and the network. The highly interactive and exploratory nature of WAC 2004 de?ned its format — six main sessions grouped in three blocks, each block followed by a panel with all speakers of the previous block as panellists and session chairs as panel moderators. The?rstpanelaimedtohighlightthemainprinciplesguidingresearchinal- rithms,protocolsandmiddleware;thesecondpanelinvestigatedgrandchallenges of network and service composition; the third panel had to answer the question “HowDoestheAutonomicNetworkInteractwiththeKnowledgePlane?”. Panel reports were compiled by panel moderators and conclude this volume.


QoS architecture autonomic behavior autonomic communication communication calculi configuration dynamic network communities middleware mobile code communication services network management network protocols network self-organization routing sensor network

Editors and affiliations

  • Michael Smirnov
    • 1
  1. 1.Fraunhofer Institut FOKUSBerlinGermany

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