Seamless Roaming: Developments and Challenges

Document type: Conference Papers
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Author(s): Adrian Popescu, David Erman, Dragos Ilie, Alexandru Popescu, Markus Fiedler, Karel De Vogeleer
Title: Seamless Roaming: Developments and Challenges
Conference name: Euro-NF Workshop on Wireless and Mobility
Year: 2008
City: Stockholm, Sweden
Organization: Blekinge Institute of Technology
Department: School of Engineering - Dept. of Telecommunication Systems (Sektionen för teknik – avd. för telekommunikationssystem)
School of Engineering S- 372 25 Ronneby
+46 455 38 50 00
Authors e-mail: Adrian Popescu, David Erman, Dragos Ilie, Markus Fiedler, Alexandru Popescu, Karel de Vogeleer
Language: English
Abstract: The paper reports on recent developments and challenges focused on seamless handover. These are subject for the research projects MOBICOME and PERIMETER, recently granted by the EU EUREKA and EU STREP FP7, respectively. The research projects are considering the recently advanced IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS), which is a set of technology standards put forth by the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) and two Third Generation Partnership Project groups, namely 3GPP and 3GPP2.

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 intensive analysis of these components.
Subject: Computer Science\Networks and Communications
Keywords: seamless roaming; overlay routing; middleware