Active node supporting context-aware vertical handover in pervasive computing environment with redundant positioning

Balasubramaniam, Sasitharan, Pfeifer, Tom and Indulska, Jadwiga (2006). Active node supporting context-aware vertical handover in pervasive computing environment with redundant positioning. In: , 1st International Symposium on Wireless Pervasive Computing (ISWPC 2006). ISWPC 2006, Phuket, Thailand, (1-6). 16-18 January, 2006.


Author Balasubramaniam, Sasitharan
Pfeifer, Tom
Indulska, Jadwiga
Title of paper Active node supporting context-aware vertical handover in pervasive computing environment with redundant positioning
Conference name ISWPC 2006
Conference location Phuket, Thailand
Conference dates 16-18 January, 2006
Proceedings title 1st International Symposium on Wireless Pervasive Computing (ISWPC 2006)
Place of Publication USA
Publisher IEEE Computer Society Press
Publication Year 2006
Sub-type Fully published paper
DOI 10.1109/ISWPC.2006.1613612
ISBN 0-7803-9410-0
Start page 1
End page 6
Total pages 6
Collection year 2006
Language eng
Abstract/Summary A major requirement for pervasive systems is to integrate context-awareness to support heterogeneous networks and device technologies and at the same time support application adaptations to suit user activities. However, current infrastructures for pervasive systems are based on centralized architectures which are focused on context support for service adaptations in response to changes in the computing environment or user mobility. In this paper, we propose a hierarchical architecture based on active nodes, which maximizes the computational capabilities of various nodes within the pervasive computing environment, while efficiently gathering and evaluating context information from the user's working environment. The migratable active node architecture employs various decision making processes for evaluating a rich set of context information in order to dynamically allocate active nodes in the working environment, perform application adaptations and predict user mobility. The active node also utilizes the Redundant Positioning System to accurately manage user's mobility. This paper demonstrates the active node capabilities through context-aware vertical handover applications.
Subjects E4
289999 Other Information, Computing and Communication Sciences
700399 Communication services not elsewhere classified
Q-Index Code E4

 
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