An architectural framework for heterogeneous networking.

Mapp, Glenford E. and Cottingham, David and Shaikh, Fatema and Vidales, Pablo and Patanapongpibul, Leo and Baliosian, Javier and Crowcroft, Jon (2006) An architectural framework for heterogeneous networking. In: Proceedings of the International Conference on Wireless Information Networks and Systems : Setúbal, Portugal, August 7 - 10, 2006 . Vasiu, Luminita, ed. Institute of Systems and Technologies of Information, Control and Communication, Portugal. ISBN 9789728865658



The growth over the last decade in the use of wireless networking devices has been explosive. Soon many devices will have multiple network interfaces, each with very different characteristics. We believe that a framework that encapsulates the key challenges of heterogeneous networking is required. Like a map clearly helps one to plan a journey, a framework is needed to help us move forward in this unexplored area. The approach taken here is similar to the OSImodel in which tightly defined layers are used to specify functionality, allowing a modular approach to the extension of systems and the interchange of their components, whilst providing a model that is more oriented to heterogeneity and mobility.

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