Title: To layer or not to layer: architectural considerations on autonomic communications

Authors: Xiaoyuan Gu, Lars Wolf

Addresses: Institute of Operating Systems and Computer Networks, Technische Universitaet Braunschweig, Braunschweig 38106, Germany. ' Institute of Operating Systems and Computer Networks, Technische Universitaet Braunschweig, Braunschweig 38106, Germany

Abstract: We introduce a new communication paradigm dubbed Autonomic Communications, for which context-awareness and distributed policy-based management plays a key role. An extensive study of network architectures is performed, followed by our vision on network architecture for Autonomic Communications, with the POEM model and its protocol design.

Keywords: context awareness; network architectures; autonomic communications; self-management; autonomic computing; distributed policy-based management; networking; internet protocol technology.

DOI: 10.1504/IJIPT.2007.011598

International Journal of Internet Protocol Technology, 2007 Vol.2 No.1, pp.66 - 76

Available online: 04 Dec 2006 *

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