Cross-layer Optimisations for Autonomic Networks

Mohammad Abdur Razzaque, Simon Dobson, Paddy Nixon

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


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. Whitestein Series in Software Agent Technologies and Autonomic Computing.
EditorsM Calisti, S van der Meer , J Strassner
PublisherBirkhauser Verlag Basel
ISBN (Electronic)9783764385699
ISBN (Print)9783764385682
Publication statusPublished - 2007


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