This volume of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science series contains the papers accepted for presentation at the Second International Conference on Autonomous Infrastructure, Management and Security (AIMS 2008). The conference took place in Bremen, Germany, hosted by the Jacobs University Bremen. AIMS 2008 was - ganized and supported by the EC IST-EMANICS Network of Excellence (#26854) in cooperation with ACM SIGAPP and ACM SIGMIS and co-sponsored by IFIP WG 6.6 and Jacobs University Bremen. This year's AIMS 2008 constituted the second edition of a single-track and standalone conference on management and security aspects of distributed and autonomous systems, which took place initially in Oslo, Norway in June 2007. The ?rst objective of the AIMS conference series is to stimulate the exchange of ideas in a cross-disciplinary forum where there is su?cient time for discussion of novel ideas. A second objective is to provide a forum for doctoral students to discuss their research ideas in a wider audience and to receive training to help make their research careers successful. To this end, AIMS includes a PhD workshop and a tutorial program that is o?ered as part of the main conference program.
Autonomy, Incentives and Trust.- A Role-Based Infrastructure for the Management of Dynamic Communities.- PSH: A Private and Shared History-Based Incentive Mechanism.- Cooperation under Scarcity: The Sharer's Dilemma.- Overlays and Virtualization.- A Distributed Certification System for Structured P2P Networks.- N2N: A Layer Two Peer-to-Peer VPN.- Secure Sharing of an ICT Infrastructure through Vinci.- Load Balancing and Fault Recovery.- Statistical Behaviors of Distributed Transition Planning.- Service Load Balancing with Autonomic Servers: Reversing the Decision Making Process.- An Architecture for Supporting Network Fault Recovery Management.- Network Traffic Engineering and Analysis.- RLTE: Reinforcement Learning for Traffic-Engineering.- SNMP Trace Analysis Definitions.- Convergent Behavior.- Dynamic Consistency Analysis for Convergent Operators.- A Theory of Closure Operators.- PhD Workshop.- Entwined Influences of Users' Behaviour and QoS: A Multi-model Approach.- Business-Driven Management of Policies in DiffServ Networks.- Token-Based Payment in Dynamic SAML-Based Federations.- Conceptual Integration of Flow-Based and Packet-Based Network Intrusion Detection.- Towards Resilient Community Wireless Mesh Networks.- Resource Management of Disruption Tolerant Networks.- Design of an IP Flow Record Query Language.- Enabling Next Generation Peer-to-Peer Services.