A Survey of Autonomic Communications

Simon Dobson, Spyros Denazis, Antonio Fernandez, Dominique Gaiti, Erol Gelenbe, Fabio Massacci, Paddy Nixon, Fabrice Saffre, Nikita Schmidt, Franco Zambonelli

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Autonomic communications seek to improve the ability of network and services to cope with un-predicted change, including changes in topology, load, task, the physical and logical characteristics of the networks that can be accessed, and so forth. Broad-ranging autonomic solutions require designers to account for a range of end-to-end issues affecting programming models, network and contextual modeling and reasoning, decentralised algorithms, trust acquisition and maintenance-issues whose solutions may draw on approaches and results from a surprisingly broad range of disciplines. We survey the current state of autonomic communications research and identify significant emerging trends and techniques.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)223-259
Number of pages37
JournalACM Transactions on Autonomous and Adaptive Systems
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2006


  • Algorithms
  • Design
  • Management
  • Autonomic communication


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