Mobile Wireless Middleware, Operating Systems, and Applications. 5th International Conference, Mobilware 2012, Berlin, Germany, November 13-14, 2012, Revised Selected Papers

Research Article

A Soft Handover for Service Delivery in Intermittently Connected Hybrid Networks

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.1007/978-3-642-36660-4_9,
        author={Nicolas Le Sommer and Ali Makke and Yves Mah\^{e}o},
        title={A Soft Handover for Service Delivery in Intermittently Connected Hybrid Networks},
        proceedings={Mobile Wireless Middleware, Operating Systems, and Applications. 5th International Conference, Mobilware 2012, Berlin, Germany, November 13-14, 2012, Revised Selected Papers},
        proceedings_a={MOBILWARE},
        year={2013},
        month={2},
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        doi={10.1007/978-3-642-36660-4_9}
    }
    
  • Nicolas Le Sommer
    Ali Makke
    Yves Mahéo
    Year: 2013
    A Soft Handover for Service Delivery in Intermittently Connected Hybrid Networks
    MOBILWARE
    Springer
    DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-36660-4_9
Nicolas Le Sommer1,*, Ali Makke1,*, Yves Mahéo1,*
  • 1: Université de Bretagne Sud
*Contact email: Nicolas.Le-Sommer@univ-ubs.fr, Ali.Makke@univ-ubs.fr, Yves.Maheo@univ-ubs.fr

Abstract

Today, handheld devices equipped with Wi-Fi interfaces are used intensively by a huge number of people every day. These devices can form intermittently connected mobile ad hoc networks spontaneously. These networks appear as a relevant solution to extend a pre-existing infrastructure-based network composed of several access points in view of providing nomadic people with application services in a wide area. In such hybrid networks, intermittent connections are prevalent, and end-to-end paths between clients and providers cannot be maintained all the time. Thus, the communications must be achieved following a ”store, carry and forward” principle.