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A Common Architecture for Cross Layer and Network Context Awareness

Sifalakis, Manolis and Fry, Michael and Hutchison, David (2007) A Common Architecture for Cross Layer and Network Context Awareness. In: Self-Organizing Systems. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, 4725 (2007). Springer-Verlag, pp. 103-118.

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Abstract

The emerging Internet and non-Internet environments have renewed interest in flexible and adaptive communication subsystems residing in end and intermediate systems, which utilise cross layer and wider network context information. To date most cross layer solutions have been very application and/or network specific, and lack re-usability. Here we propose a common architecture to support autonomic composition of functions using generic views of information derived from lower level primitives. At its heart is a distributed Information Sensing and Sharing framework. A combination of key features of this framework are the decoupling of information collection from information use, its capability to multiplex information sources, its operational independence from any specific protocol configuration, and its use outside a node context.

Item Type: Contribution in Book/Report/Proceedings
Uncontrolled Keywords: cs_eprint_id ; 2014 cs_uid ; 352
Subjects: UNSPECIFIED
Departments: Faculty of Science and Technology > School of Computing & Communications
ID Code: 41856
Deposited By: ep_importer_comp
Deposited On: 14 Aug 2008 10:57
Refereed?: No
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 26 Jul 2012 22:06
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URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/41856

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