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Advanced Autonomic Networking and Communication

  • Monique Calisti
  • Sven van der Meer
  • John Strassner

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Architectures and Models

    1. Sven van der Meer, Joel Fleck, Martin Huddleston, Dave Raymer, John Strassner, Willie Donnelly
      Pages 1-25
    2. José A. Lozano López, Juan M. González Muñoz, Julio Morilla
      Pages 27-42
    3. C. Fahy, M. Ponce de Leon, S. van der Meer, R. Marin, J. Vivero, J. Serrat et al.
      Pages 43-62
  3. Middleware and Services

    1. Dominic Greenwood, Roberto Ghizzioli
      Pages 63-80
    2. Gérard Nguengang, Thomas Bullot, Dominique Gaiti, Louis Hugues, Guy Pujolle
      Pages 81-100
    3. Monique Calisti, Roberto Ghizzioli, Dominic Greenwood
      Pages 101-126
  4. Networks

    1. Mohammad Abdur Razzaque, Simon Dobson, Paddy Nixon
      Pages 127-148
    2. Rana Rahim-Amoud, Leila Merghem-Boulahia, Dominique Gaiti, Guy Pujolle
      Pages 149-168
    3. Jie Chen, Miao Pan, Kai Yu, Yang Ji, Ping Zhang
      Pages 169-190

About this book


This book presents a comprehensive reference of state-of-the-art efforts and early results in the area of autonomic networking and communication.

The essence of autonomic networking, and thus autonomic communications, is to enable the self-governing of services and resources within the constraints of business rules. In order to support self-governance, appropriate self-* functionality will be deployed in the network on an application-specific basis. The continuing increase in complexity of upcoming networking convergence scenarios mandates a new approach to network management.

This Volume explores different ways that autonomic principles can be applied to existing and future networks. In particular, the book has 3 main parts, each of them represented by three papers discussing them from industrial and academic perspectives.

The first part focuses on architectures and modeling strategies. Part two is dedicated to middleware and service infrastructure as facilitators of autonomic communications, and the last part addresses autonomic networks, specifically how current networks can be equipped with autonomic functionality and thus migrate to autonomic networks.


Advanced networking Agent-based systems Autonomic communication Autonomic computing Autonomic network management Middleware Next generation networks architecture complexity modeling network management optimization

Editors and affiliations

  • Monique Calisti
    • 1
  • Sven van der Meer
    • 2
  • John Strassner
    • 3
  1. 1.Whitestein Technologies AGZürichSwitzerland
  2. 2.Telecommunications Software & System GroupWaterford Institute of TechnologyCarriganore, Co. WaterfordIreland
  3. 3.Motorola, Inc.SchaumburgUSA

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