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Autonomic Communications Emerging Technical Subcommittee

The purpose of this sub-committee is to support the research, discussions and developments technologies, principles, and applications of Autonomic Communications - a new paradigm for new networks in the fixed as well the mobile world. This sub-committee focuses on mechanisms to achieve intelligent behavior for network control and services based on self-organization, automatic configuration, and smart network and service elements. Since network users interact with numerous, often-dynamic networks or virtual networks, these structures should also be represented in the control structure of the networks. The goals are to understand how autonomic behaviors can be provided (identified, influenced, changed, and eventually learned) and how, in turn, these affect other elements, groups and the network and its services. Such self-organizing networks will be able to sense their environment to perceive these changes to understand the meaning of these changes and to react in an adaptive manner. This facilitates new ways to perform network control, management, service creation, etc. Autonomic networking naturally also applies to mission critical distributed systems, since autonomic behavior allows for immediate corrections of any problems.

Chair | Raouf Boutaba
Vice ChairImen Grida Ben Yahia
SecretaryMohamed Faten Zhani
Standards LiaisonLaurent Ciavaglia
Student Competition ProgramRaouf Boutaba