An Application Layer architecture for Seamless Roaming

Document type: Conference Papers
Peer reviewed: Yes
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Author(s): Adrian Popescu, Dragos Ilie, David Erman, Markus Fiedler, Alexandru Popescu, Karel de Vogeleer
Title: An Application Layer architecture for Seamless Roaming
Conference name: Sixth International Conference onWireless On-demand Network Systems and Services
Year: 2009
ISBN: 978-1-4244-3374-2
Publisher: IEEE
City: Snowbird, USA
ISI number: 000268929600028
Organization: Blekinge Institute of Technology
Department: School of Computing (Sektionen för datavetenskap och kommunikation)
School of Computing S-371 79 Karlskrona
+46 455 38 50 00
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Language: English
Abstract: The paper advances a new architecture for seamless roaming, which is implemented at the application layer. This architecture is subject for the research projects PERIMETER and MOBICOME, recently granted by the EU STREP FP7 and EUREKA, respectively. The research challenges are on mobility management, security, QoE management, overlay routing, node positioning, mobility modeling and prediction, middleware and handover.

The foundation of seamless handover is provided by several components, the most important ones being the handover, mobility management, connectivity management and Internet mobility. The paper provides an analysis of these components
Subject: Computer Science\Networks and Communications
Keywords: seamless roaming; overlay routing; middleware