A cross-layer architecture for autonomic communications

M. A. 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 - First International IFIP TC6 Conference, AN 2006, Proceedings
    EditorsDominique Gaïti, Ehab Al-Shaer, Ken Calvert, Guy Pujolle, Guy Leduc, Olli Martikainen, Simon Dobson
    PublisherSpringer Verlag
    Number of pages11
    ISBN (Electronic)9783540458913
    ISBN (Print)3540458913, 9783540458913
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2006
    Event1st International IFIP TC6 Conference on Autonomic Networking - Paris, France
    Duration: 27 Sept 200629 Sept 2006

    Publication series

    NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
    Volume4195 LNCS
    ISSN (Print)0302-9743
    ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


    Conference1st International IFIP TC6 Conference on Autonomic Networking
    Abbreviated titleAN 2006


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