Abare: A Coordinated and Autonomous Framework for Deployment and Management of Wireless Mesh Networks

  • Billy Pinheiro
  • Vagner Nascimento
  • Eduardo Cerqueira
  • Waldir Moreira
  • Antônio Abelém
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 6157)


The adoption of Wireless Mesh Networks (WMNs) is a solution to provide last mile indoor and outdoor Internet access and is gaining an important attention form academic and industry research groups in recent years. WMNs will support the distribution of diverse type of services, ranging from battlefield surveillance to high quality mobile audio and video applications. However, the existence of open source and proprietary approaches that are not interoperable as well as the delay in the standardization process makes the deployment of a large-scale WMN time-consuming and very complex. This paper is an extension of the framework Abare with autonomic capability as well as performance evaluation results are presented. Abare defines a set of components and practices in order to assist the implementation and management of WMN systems, as well as to provide autonomic features in routers to decrease the manager workload and reduce time-consuming.


Wireless Mesh Networks Management Autonomic 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Billy Pinheiro
    • 1
  • Vagner Nascimento
    • 1
  • Eduardo Cerqueira
    • 1
    • 2
  • Waldir Moreira
    • 3
  • Antônio Abelém
    • 1
  1. 1.Federal University of ParaBelémBrazil
  2. 2.Centre for Informatics and Systems of the University of CoimbraCoimbraPortugal
  3. 3.INESC PortoPortoPortugal

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