Cross-layer optimisations for autonomic networks

MA Razzaque, Simon Dobson, Patrick Nixon

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    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.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationAdvanced autonomic networking and communication
    EditorsMonique Calisti, Sven Van der Meer, John Strassner
    Place of PublicationBasel
    PublisherBirkhäuser Verlag
    ISBN (Print)978-3-7643-8568-2
    Publication statusPublished - 2007


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    Razzaque, MA., Dobson, S., & Nixon, P. (2007). Cross-layer optimisations for autonomic networks. In M. Calisti, S. Van der Meer, & J. Strassner (Eds.), Advanced autonomic networking and communication (pp. 127-148). Birkhäuser Verlag.