Cross-layer optimisations for autonomic networks

M.A Razzaque, Simon Dobson, Paddy 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
Number of pages22
ISBN (Electronic)9783764385699
ISBN (Print)9783764385682
Publication statusPublished - 2008
Externally publishedYes


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