Open Access

A QoS-Aware Mesh Protocol for Future Home Networks Using Autonomic Architecture

  • Kaouthar Sethom1,
  • Tara Ali-Yahiya1Email author,
  • Nassim Laga1 and
  • Guy Pujolle1
EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking20082008:386898

Received: 28 November 2007

Accepted: 15 July 2008

Published: 3 December 2008


Autonomic networking is an emerging approach for the research community to engineer systems and architectures that will increase the quality of service (QoS) and robustness of future network architectures. In this article, we investigate the key concept of adding a knowledge plane to enable the automated control and management of home resources taking into account wireless mesh topology basis. This new supplementary plane helps to make an intelligent decision to select network paths that have sufficient resources to satisfy the QoS requirements of the admitted connections.


Network ArchitectureFull ArticleHome NetworkSufficient ResourcePublisher Note

Publisher note

To access the full article, please see PDF

Authors’ Affiliations

Computer Science Laboratory, University of Pierre and Marie Curie–Paris6, Paris, France


© Kaouthar Sethom et al. 2008

This article is published under license to BioMed Central Ltd. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.