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Resilience and Survivability in Communication Networks: Strategies, Principles, and Survey of Disciplines
Computer Networks
  • James P. G. Sterbenz
  • David Hutchison
  • Egemen K. Çetinkaya, Missouri University of Science and Technology
  • Abdul Jabbar
  • Justin P. Rohrer
  • Marcus Schöller
  • Paul Smith
The Internet has become essential to all aspects of modern life, and thus the consequences of network disruption have become increasingly severe. It is widely recognised that the Internet is not sufficiently resilient, survivable, and dependable, and that significant research, development, and engineering is necessary to improve the situation. This paper provides an architectural framework for resilience and survivability in communication networks and provides a survey of the disciplines that resilience encompasses, along with significant past failures of the network infrastructure. A resilience strategy is presented to defend against, detect, and remediate challenges, a set of principles for designing resilient networks is presented, and techniques are described to analyse network resilience.
Electrical and Computer Engineering
National Science Foundation (U.S.)
European Commission
Keywords and Phrases
  • Communication Networks,
  • Critical Infrastructure,
  • Defense,
  • Disruption Tolerance,
  • Future Internet,
  • Future Internet Resilience,
  • Metrics,
  • Performability,
  • Resilience Metrics,
  • Communication,
  • Computer System Recovery,
  • Fault Detection,
  • Internet,
  • Pollution,
  • Public Works,
  • Quality Assurance,
  • Remediation,
  • Restoration,
  • Surveys,
  • Fault Tolerance
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© 2010 Elsevier, All rights reserved.
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James P. G. Sterbenz, David Hutchison, Egemen K. Çetinkaya, Abdul Jabbar, et al.. "Resilience and Survivability in Communication Networks: Strategies, Principles, and Survey of Disciplines" Computer Networks Iss. 8 (2010) p. 1245 - 1265 ISSN: 1389-1286
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