By Pan Hui, Augustin Chaintreau, Richard Gass, James Scott, Jon Crowcroft, Christophe Diot (auth.), Ioannis Stavrakakis, Michael Smirnov (eds.)
The moment IFIP Workshop on Autonomic conversation (WAC 2005) happened on October 2–5, 2005, in Athens, Greece. the former (and first) variation of WAC happened in Berlin in 2004 and its subsequent (and 3rd) version in Paris in 2006. The workshop was once equipped via the nationwide and Kapodistrian college of Athens and used to be supported by way of the EU-funded IST-FET Autonomic conversation Coordination motion (ACCA – IST-6475). extra aid was once supplied via the EU-funded IST community of Excellence E-NEXT (IST-506869). ultimately, IFIP TC6 supplied medical sponsorship via operating teams IFIP WG6. 6 (Management of Networks and allotted structures) and IFIP WG6. three (Performance of conversation Systems). The workshop used to be prepared at a time while the – but to be good outlined – box of autonomic conversation (AC) is attracting the curiosity of either the clinical group and the learn investment organisations. The latter is manifested, on one hand, through the various contemporary correct learn exploratory boards, workshop panels, initial forward-looking place papers, examine outlooks and frameworks and, nonetheless, by means of the dedication of the FET application of the eu fee in Europe to investment long term study during this zone for the following 4 years. accordingly, the second one variation of WAC was once hugely exploratory and integrated a pleasant mixture of technical paintings addressing a few already pointed out difficulties and well-articulated rules at the path this box may still take and the elemental difficulties whose answer could permit autonomicity.