Mobile Networks and Management. Third International ICST Conference, MONAMI 2011, Aveiro, Portugal, September 21-23, 2011, Revised Selected Papers

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Simulation Framework for the Evaluation of Access Selection Algorithms over Heterogeneous Wireless Networks

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.1007/978-3-642-30422-4_4,
        author={Johnny Choque and Ram\^{o}n Ag\'{y}ero and Luis Mu\`{o}oz},
        title={Simulation Framework for the Evaluation of Access Selection Algorithms over Heterogeneous Wireless Networks},
        proceedings={Mobile Networks and Management. Third International ICST Conference, MONAMI 2011, Aveiro, Portugal, September 21-23, 2011, Revised Selected Papers},
        proceedings_a={MONAMI},
        year={2012},
        month={9},
        keywords={Access Selection Heterogeneous Simulation},
        doi={10.1007/978-3-642-30422-4_4}
    }
    
  • Johnny Choque
    Ramón Agüero
    Luis Muñoz
    Year: 2012
    Simulation Framework for the Evaluation of Access Selection Algorithms over Heterogeneous Wireless Networks
    MONAMI
    Springer
    DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-30422-4_4
Johnny Choque1,*, Ramón Agüero1,*, Luis Muñoz1,*
  • 1: University of Cantabria
*Contact email: jchoque@tlmat.unican.es, ramon@tlmat.unican.es, luis@tlmat.unican.es

Abstract

This work presents the design of a flexible, scalable and easy-to-configure simulation platform, which is primarily conceived so as to evaluate access selection algorithms. As opposed to other similar tools, the simulator offers the possibility to deploy highly configurable scenarios, with various types of users, services, terminals and technologies. It also enables the analysis of large and complex scenarios (comprising many users and access elements), thanks to the abstraction techniques which have been considered during its design phase, without incurring in a high computational overhead. In addition, it can be used to evaluate algorithms using multi-operator strategies, thus leading to multi-access, multi-interface, multi-service and multi-operator scenarios.