A survey of autonomic communications

S Dobson, S Denazis, A Fernandez, D Gaiti, E Gelenbe, F Massacci, Patrick Nixon, F Saffre, N Schmidt, F Zambonelli

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    Autonomic communications seek to improve the ability of network and services to cope with unpredicted change, including changes in topology, load, task, the physical and logical characteristics of the networks that can be accessed, and so forth. Broad-ranging autonomic solutions require designers to account for a range of end-to-end issues affecting programming models, network and contextual modeling and reasoning, decentralised algorithms, trust acquisition and maintenance—issues whose solutions may draw on approaches and results from a surprisingly broad range of disciplines. We survey the current state of autonomic communications research and identify significant emerging trends and techniques.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)223-259
    JournalACM Transactions on Autonomous and Adaptive Systems
    Issue number2
    Publication statusPublished (in print/issue) - 2006


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