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Cross-layer architectures for autonomic communications


Razzaque, MA and Dobson, S and Nixon, Paddy, Cross-layer architectures for autonomic communications, Journal of Network and Systems Management, 15, (1) pp. 13-27. ISSN 1064-7570 (2007) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.1007/s10922-006-9051-8


Layered architectures are not flexible enough to cope with the dynamics of wireless dominated next generation communications. Cross-layer architectures may provide a more flexible solution: breaks the traditional structure by allowing interactions between two or more non-adjacent layers. This paper review the cross–layer approach to network architecture and compare the different cross-layering architectures, observing that most current approaches depend purely on local information and provide only poor and inaccurate information gathering at the global scale. This paper also explores the possible use of cross-layering architectures in autonomic communications and the potential importance of new cross-layer architectures with a hybrid local and global view for autonomic communications.

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Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:Layered architectures - cross-layering - self-* properties
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:69486
Year Published:2007
Web of Science® Times Cited:12
Deposited By:Research Division
Deposited On:2011-04-20
Last Modified:2012-03-07

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