1st International ICST Conference on Mobile Wireless Middleware, Operating Systems and Applications

Research Article

LINE: Link Information Normalization Environment

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/ICST.MOBILWARE2008.2889,
        author={Umar Toseef and Asanga Udugama and Carmelita Goerg and Varaporn Pangboonyanon and Frank Pittmann},
        title={LINE: Link Information Normalization Environment},
        proceedings={1st International ICST Conference on Mobile Wireless Middleware, Operating Systems and Applications},
        publisher={ICST},
        proceedings_a={MOBILWARE},
        year={2010},
        month={5},
        keywords={Link Normalization Optimized Handovers Mobility Management Future 3GPP Radio},
        doi={10.4108/ICST.MOBILWARE2008.2889}
    }
    
  • Umar Toseef
    Asanga Udugama
    Carmelita Goerg
    Varaporn Pangboonyanon
    Frank Pittmann
    Year: 2010
    LINE: Link Information Normalization Environment
    MOBILWARE
    ICST
    DOI: 10.4108/ICST.MOBILWARE2008.2889
Umar Toseef1,*, Asanga Udugama1,*, Carmelita Goerg1,*, Varaporn Pangboonyanon1,*, Frank Pittmann2,*
  • 1: Communication Networks Group University of Bremen 28359 Bremen, Germany
  • 2: Nokia Siemens Networks GmbH & Co. KG 13623 Berlin, Germany
*Contact email: umr@comnets.uni-bremen.de, adu@comnets.uni-bremen.de, cg@comnets.uni-bremen.de, fon@comnets.uni-bremen.de, frank.pittmann@nsn.com

Abstract

Today, there exists a large variety of wireless networking technologies. However, the question is how to use all these technologies and the available services together to obtain the best possible advantage for the user and network operators. Currently research is going on over handover techniques that allow the user to seamlessly handover from one access to another. To optimize this process there is a need for a standard interface between link layer and upper layers as well as an information normalization mechanism that provides the link information independent of the access network and technology in use. This normalized link information then can be used to decide about switching from one access to another. This paper discusses a Link Information Normalized Environment (LINE) that can be used by upper layers for making decisions.