A cross-layer architecture for autonomic communications

Mohammed Abdur Razzaque, Simon Dobson, Paddy 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 publicationAutonomic Networking
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of theFirst International IFIP TC6 Conference, AN 2006, Paris, France, September 27-29, 2006
EditorsDominique Gaïti, Guy Pujolle, Ehab Al-Shaer, Ken Calvert, Simon Dobson, Guy Leduc, Olli Martikainen
Place of PublicationBerlin
Number of pages11
ISBN (Electronic)9783540458937
ISBN (Print)9783540458913
Publication statusPublished - 2006
Externally publishedYes
EventAN 2006 - Autonomic Networking: First International IFIP TC6 Conference - Paris, Paris, France
Duration: 27 Sept 200629 Sept 2006


ConferenceAN 2006 - Autonomic Networking
Abbreviated titleAN 2006


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