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

Research Article

Policy-Based Device and Mobility Management

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.1007/978-3-642-01802-2_8,
        author={Pierre Imai and Bernd Lamparter and Marco Liebsch},
        title={Policy-Based Device and Mobility Management},
        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={Policy management session mobility home automation},
        doi={10.1007/978-3-642-01802-2_8}
    }
    
  • Pierre Imai
    Bernd Lamparter
    Marco Liebsch
    Year: 2012
    Policy-Based Device and Mobility Management
    MOBILWARE
    Springer
    DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-01802-2_8
Pierre Imai1,*, Bernd Lamparter1,*, Marco Liebsch1,*
  • 1: NEC Europe Ltd.
*Contact email: imai@neclab.eu, lamparter@neclab.eu, liebsch@neclab.eu

Abstract

Each new generation of mobile terminals offers more and better functionality, e.g. terminal mobility, multi-homing or inter-device session mobility. Furthermore, the interaction with consumer devices, e.g. DLNA TV or stereo sets, is becoming more common. Every new feature, however, is likely to result in increased complexity for the end user: Most people do not know how to utilize all features of their mobile terminals, hence devices that offer only a reduced feature set are becoming more popular. Additionally, while the end user expects to be in control, the network operator might want to exert some influence over which features are available or trigger actions, e.g. handovers, based on contract, location, etc. The aim of our research is to offer high flexibility and functionality combined with ease of use. We designed a policy management framework for the mentioned session mobility functions which supports the user in the configuration of the functions and automates commonly performed actions.