A cross-layer architecture for autonomic communications

MA Razzaque, S Dobson, Patrick Nixon

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    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.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationUnknown Host Publication
    EditorsG Pujolle D Gaiti
    Number of pages11
    ISBN (Print)9783540458913
    Publication statusPublished (in print/issue) - 2006
    EventAutonomic Networking - Paris
    Duration: 1 Jan 2006 → …


    ConferenceAutonomic Networking
    Period1/01/06 → …


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