MobileWireless Middleware, Operating Systems, and Applications. Second International Conference, Mobilware 2009, Berlin, Germany, April 28-29, 2009 Proceedings

Research Article

Context Aware Multiparty Session Support for Adaptive Multicasting in Heterogeneous Mobile Networks

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.1007/978-3-642-01802-2_25,
        author={Josephine Antoniou and Christian Riede and Filipe Pinto and Andreas Pitsillides},
        title={Context Aware Multiparty Session Support for Adaptive Multicasting in Heterogeneous Mobile Networks},
        proceedings={MobileWireless Middleware, Operating Systems, and Applications. Second International Conference, Mobilware 2009, Berlin, Germany, April 28-29, 2009 Proceedings},
        proceedings_a={MOBILWARE},
        year={2012},
        month={5},
        keywords={session management context multicasting heterogeneous mobile network adaptivity},
        doi={10.1007/978-3-642-01802-2_25}
    }
    
  • Josephine Antoniou
    Christian Riede
    Filipe Pinto
    Andreas Pitsillides
    Year: 2012
    Context Aware Multiparty Session Support for Adaptive Multicasting in Heterogeneous Mobile Networks
    MOBILWARE
    Springer
    DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-01802-2_25
Josephine Antoniou1,*, Christian Riede2,*, Filipe Pinto3,*, Andreas Pitsillides1,*
  • 1: University of Cyprus
  • 2: Next Generation Network Infrastructures
  • 3: PT Inovação, SA, Rua Eng. José Ferreira Pinto Basto
*Contact email: josephin@ucy.ac.cy, christian.riede@fokus.fraunhofer.de, Filipe-c-pinto@ptinovacao.pt, andreas.pitsillides@ucy.ac.cy

Abstract

The paper addresses the issue of achieving context-aware, adaptive multiparty sessions in a heterogeneous system by illustrating how to add elements of adaptivity and context-awareness to the session management functionality of such systems. The effective usage of situation/context information can lead to context-aware content casting, especially context-aware, adaptive multicasting. Therefore, regarding the multicast service, the key functionality of the enhanced session management is to create network subgroups based on network information as well as general user and environment context information to the extent that these are considered necessary for forming network-efficient groups, and in turn communicating the characteristics of these subgroups in the form of content stream descriptions to the media delivery function for obtaining the appropriate content for each subgroup.