Title: An adaptive systems perspective on network calculus, with applications to autonomic control

Authors: Simon Dobson

Addresses: Systems Research Group, School of Computer Science and Informatics, University College of Dublin, Belfield, Dublin 4 IE, Ireland

Abstract: Autonomic communications systems must demonstrate behaviour that remains correct under a range of environmental conditions. In order to gain confidence that a system will behave as intended, it is advantageous to have a formal description of the expected behaviour that can be analysed and tested for compliance with different stimuli. We present an adaptive systems perspective on a recently-proposed formal analytic model of network performance. We suggest how this can be used to study the adaptive behaviour of systems, and to ensure that their adaptations maintain desired properties.

Keywords: autonomic communications; context-sensitive adaptation; network calculus; autonomic control; adaptive systems; network performance.

DOI: 10.1504/IJAACS.2008.019808

International Journal of Autonomous and Adaptive Communications Systems, 2008 Vol.1 No.3, pp.332 - 341

Published online: 03 Aug 2008 *

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