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A cross-layer architecture for autonomic communications


Razzaque, MA and Dobson, S and Nixon, Paddy, A cross-layer architecture for autonomic communications, Autonomic Networking, 27-29 September 2006, Paris, pp. 25-35. ISBN 978-3-540-45891-3 (2006) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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DOI: doi:10.1007/11880905_3


Layered architectures are not sufficiently flexible to cope with the dynamics of wireless-dominated next-generation communications. Most existing architectures and approaches depend purely on local information and provide only poor and inaccurate information gathering at the global scale. Delayered or cross-layer architectures may provide a better solution: cross-layering allows interactions between two or more non-adjacent layers in the protocol stack. We propose a new cross-layer architecture which provides a hybrid local and global view, using gossiping to maintain consistency. We evaluate our proposal informally in terms of communication complexity and in terms of its ability to support the "self-*" properties being proposed within the autonomic communications community.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Conference Paper
Research Division:Information and Computing Sciences
Research Group:Distributed computing and systems software
Research Field:Networking and communications
Objective Division:Information and Communication Services
Objective Group:Information systems, technologies and services
Objective Field:Information systems, technologies and services not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Nixon, Paddy (Professor Paddy Nixon)
ID Code:69459
Year Published:2006
Deposited By:Research Division
Deposited On:2011-04-20
Last Modified:2012-10-22

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