1st International ICST Workshop on Vehicle Communications and Applications

Research Article

Network Discovery Through Moving Networks-Information-Server

  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.1109/CHINACOM.2006.344678,
        author={Raziq  Yaqub},
        title={Network Discovery Through Moving Networks-Information-Server},
        proceedings={1st International ICST Workshop on Vehicle Communications and Applications},
  • Raziq Yaqub
    Year: 2007
    Network Discovery Through Moving Networks-Information-Server
    DOI: 10.1109/CHINACOM.2006.344678
Raziq Yaqub1
  • 1: Toshiba America Research Inc.


This paper proposes a new approach for networks discovery. It comprises of a moving information server (MIS) installed in the vehicles e.g. trains, trams, buses, or any mass public transport system, etc. It provides information, ahead of time; to the mobile nodes (MNs) sitting in the vehicles, about the available networks in the geographical domain the vehicle is passing through or about to pass through. The MIS maintains the updated list of the known networks mapped with the location information. MIS collects networks information by receiving radio signals from the networks and or by actually connecting to the networks that fall on the track/route of the vehicle, and the location information through GPS receiver. It is assumed that MIS in public vehicles can keep the updated information about the networks because it will pass through the same networks on the route it goes over several times a day. MNs can receive networks information from MIS through broadcast, or query-response, or combination of both. MIS is multiple interface device capable of delivering information on multiple radio interface (e.g., IEEE 802.11, 802.16, 3GPP or 3GPP2). MN can pick the information through an interface it is currently using. The MIS can be connected to the core network via an appropriate wireless link or broadband power line (BPL) to provide additional services. The document is organized as follows. Section 1 presents Introduction coupled with the drawbacks of the prior arts. Section 2 explains our proposed approach, Section 3 lists some Merits of the proposed solution and finally Section 4 lists References.