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Cross-layer optimisations for autonomic networks


Razzaque, MA and Dobson, Simon and Nixon, Paddy, Cross-layer optimisations for autonomic networks, Advanced autonomic networking and communication, Birkhauser Verlag, Monique Calisti, Sven van der Meer and John Strassner (ed), Basel, pp. 127-148. ISBN 978-3-7643-8568-2 (2007) [Research Book Chapter]

DOI: doi:10.1007/978-3-7643-8569-9_7


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.

Item Details

Item Type:Research Book Chapter
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:Communication technologies, systems and services
Objective Field:Communication technologies, systems and services not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Nixon, Paddy (Professor Paddy Nixon)
ID Code:69496
Year Published:2007
Deposited By:Research Division
Deposited On:2011-04-20
Last Modified:2012-03-05

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