Active Networks: IFIP-TC6 4th International Working Conference, IWAN 2002, Zurich, Switzerland, December 4-6, 2002, Proceedings, Volume 4

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James P. G. Sterbenz, Osamu Takada, Christian Tschudin, Bernhard Plattner
Springer Science & Business Media, Nov 22, 2002 - Business & Economics - 266 pages
This year marks the fourth year of the International Working Conference on Active Networks; this volume contains the papers accepted for full presentation at the conference. These proceedings are proof that Active Networks is a vibrant ?eldwithtrulyinternationalparticipation, withresearchdonenotonlyinthe contextofformalprograms(suchasFAINandDARPAActiveNets), butalso in a number of independent research programs. We received signi?cantly more submissions than could possibly be accom- datedduringthetwodaysofsessions, andcombinedwiththedesireforhigh standards this has resulted in a very selective program. The distinguished p- gramcommitteedidanoutstandingjobofreviewingthepapers, withdetailed commentsandsuggestionstotheauthors, eachpaperreceivingfrom4to6 reviews.Ofthe53paperssubmitted,9wereacceptedunconditionally.Anad- tionalsetofpaperswereconditionallyaccepted, withprogramcommitteem- bers working with the authors to insure that review concerns were addressed, while shepherding towards ?nal publication; 11 of these papers are included in the proceedings. An additional set of poster presentations were given for worthy submissionsthatcouldnotbeaccommodatedwithintheselimitations, aswell as position papers and work in progress. ThebestpaperawardwenttoNadiaShalaby, YitzchakGottlieb, andMike Wawrzoniak for "Snow on Silk: A NodeOS in the Linux Kernel," which begins these proceedings and the papers in the node operating systems session. These proceedingsalsocontainactivenetworkingpaperson: servicedeployment, d- covery, andcomposition;monitoringandmanagement;mobilewireless;system architecture; and peer-to-peer and group communication. In keeping with the "working"natureoftheconference, signi?canttimewasreservedfordiscussion, andpanelsonactivemobilenetworking, peer-to-peer, andthefutureprospects for active network research and deployment. We would like to thank the technical program committee members for their hard work in reviewing and shepherding papers. We would like to thank Be- hardPlattner, PlaciFlury, andLukasRuffortheirconsiderabletimeandsupport inconferenceorganization, andforprovidingtheinfrastructureattheSwissF- eralInstituteofTechnology(ETH), Z]urich that made the work of the program committee considerably easier. And of course it is the work of the authors that isthecoreoftheseproceedings, andtheattendees'participationthatmakesfor an outstanding working conference. We hope you enjoy the fruits of their labor.
 

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Contents

A NodeOS in the Linux Kernel
1
A Dynamically Extensible Router Architecture Supporting Explicit Routing
20
Code Organisation and Reconfiguration at Runtime Using Active Linking
32
Lightweight Thread Tunnelling in Network Applications
48
RingBased Adaptive Discovery of Active Neighbour Routers
62
Integrated Service Deployment for Active Networks
74
ComponentBased Deployment and Management of Services in Active Networks
87
ANQL An Active Networks Query Language
99
Using Active Networking to Evolve Network Support for Mobility
146
An Improved Architecture for Programmable Networks
162
Design and Implementation of a PythonBased Active Network Platform for Network Management and Control
177
Designing ServiceSpecific Execution Environments
191
Realistic Open Security Architecture for Active Networks
204
A Flexible ConcastBased Grouping Service
216
Programmable Resource Discovery Using PeertoPeer Networks
229
Feature Interaction Detection in Active Networks
241

Predictable Lightweight Management Agents
111
Safety Performance and Applications
120
Motivation Architecture and Application Scenarios
132
Flexible Dynamic and Scalable Service Composition for Active Routers
253
Author Index
267
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