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Cross-layer Optimisations for Autonomic Networks

  • Mohammad Abdur Razzaque
  • Simon Dobson
  • Paddy Nixon
Part of the Whitestein Series in Software Agent Technologies and Autonomic Computing book series (WSSAT)

Abstract

Autonomic communication aims to build more reflective systems with properties like self-healing, self-organisation, self-optimisation and so forth — the so-called “self-*” properties. To attain this within the existing strictly-layered approaches to network software may be possible to certain extent, but will not leverage all the possible optimisations, and we suggest that cross-layer architectures are better-suited to achieving the self-* properties. This paper explores the possibilities of cross-layering approaches in autonomic networks, reviews and compares the different cross-layer approaches to network architecture, observing that most current approaches depend purely on local information and provide only poor and inaccurate information gathering at the network level.

Keywords

Autonomic Communication Cross Layer Local View Autonomic Computing Protocol Stack 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mohammad Abdur Razzaque
    • 1
  • Simon Dobson
    • 1
  • Paddy Nixon
    • 1
  1. 1.Systems Research Group School of Computer Science and InformaticsUCD DublinBelfield, Dublin 4Ireland

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