Toward Formalized Autonomic Networking

Phan Cong Vinh

October 2014, Volume 19, Issue 5, pp 598-607

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Autonomic systems were first described in 2001. Over the last couple of years, autonomics has gained a lot attention in both academia and industry. After the initial interest, the basic concepts of autonomics remain extremely promising in the area of networking, in particular when considering the flexibility provided by the emerging technologies in virtualization and software defined networking. The fundamental goal of autonomics is self-management, including self-configuration, self-optimization, self-healing and self-protection. An autonomic network is defined when nodes have minimal dependencies on human administrators or centralized management systems. This paper formalizes autonomic networking.


  • Autonomics
  • Autonomic networking
  • Formalization
  • Self-*
  • Self-configuration
  • Self-healing
  • Self-optimization
  • Self-protection