5th International ICST Conference on Wireless Internet

Research Article

A concept for context-aware multihoming with heterogeneous radio access technologies

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/ICST.WICON2010.8529,
        author={Stefano Carrella and Christian  Mannweiler  and Andreas  Klein  and Joerg  Schneider  and Hans D.  Schotten },
        title={A concept for context-aware multihoming with heterogeneous radio access technologies},
        proceedings={5th International ICST Conference on Wireless Internet},
        publisher={IEEE},
        proceedings_a={WICON},
        year={2010},
        month={4},
        keywords={Context awareness Information management Lab-on-a-chip Radio navigation Radio network Switches Technology management Wireless LAN Wireless communication Wireless networks },
        doi={10.4108/ICST.WICON2010.8529}
    }
    
  • Stefano Carrella
    Christian Mannweiler
    Andreas Klein
    Joerg Schneider
    Hans D. Schotten
    Year: 2010
    A concept for context-aware multihoming with heterogeneous radio access technologies
    WICON
    IEEE
    DOI: 10.4108/ICST.WICON2010.8529
Stefano Carrella1,*, Christian Mannweiler 1,*, Andreas Klein 1,*, Joerg Schneider 1,*, Hans D. Schotten 1,*
  • 1: Chair for Wireless Communications and Navigation, University of Kaiserslautern, Germany
*Contact email: carrella@eit.uni-kl.de, mannweiler@eit.uni-kl.de, aklein@eit.uni-kl.de, schneider@eit.uni-kl.de, schotten@eit.uni-kl.de

Abstract

There are several radio access technologies providing connectivity for mobile devices. In the future, more and more mobile devices will be capable of supporting more than one access technology. For being able to use these technologies simultaneously, there is a need for multihoming capabilities. Due to the variety of access technologies and the ability to use them simultaneously, new concepts for managing multihoming are needed. Higher requirements on efficiency and user satisfaction put new challenges on decision processes for multihoming. These higher requirements can be met by incorporating context information in the decision process. To enable context-based decisions, there is the need for determining, acquiring, and managing the required context information as well as the need for a decision scheme facilitating this information.