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Flexible Host-Based Handoff Selection for Next Generation Networks

Mackay, Michael and Moura, Jose and Edwards, Christopher (2008) Flexible Host-Based Handoff Selection for Next Generation Networks. In: ICN '08: Proceedings of the Seventh International Conference on Networking. IEEE Computer Society, Washington, DC, USA, pp. 703-712. ISBN 978-0-7695-3106-9

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Abstract

In contrast to the traditional 'fixed' network model, future devices will roam between points of attachment while maintaining the best Layer 2 connectivity. It therefore becomes critical for Mobile Nodes to determine semi-independently the most appropriate technology and Access Network for a given scenario. This supports both the dynamic selection of the 'best' point of attachment and near-seamless handoff. Several solutions have already been proposed both within standards bodies and the wider academic community. Our aim is to define an intelligent network selection mechanism, capable of representing and enforcing explicit user-defined parameters as part of a host-based handoff mechanism. Moreover, our proposal works both independently and in cooperation with network-based handoff mechanisms.

Item Type: Contribution in Book/Report/Proceedings
Uncontrolled Keywords: Handoff Selection ; Mobile Networking ; Next Generation Networks
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Departments: Faculty of Science and Technology > School of Computing & Communications
ID Code: 56668
Deposited By: ep_importer_pure
Deposited On: 20 Aug 2012 09:54
Refereed?: No
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 23 Oct 2017 02:37
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URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/56668

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