Exploring multi-homing issues in heterogeneous networks

Mapp, Glenford E. and Aiash, Mahdi and Guardia, Helio C. and Crowcroft, Jon (2011) Exploring multi-homing issues in heterogeneous networks. In: Advanced Information Networking and Applications (WAINA), 2011 IEEE Workshops of International Conference[proceedings]. IEEE, pp. 690-695. ISBN 9781424447466

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Abstract

Mobile devices with two network interfaces (WiFi and 3G) are already commercially available. Pointto- point communications such as Infrared and Bluetooth are also readily used. In the near future, mobile phones will have several interfaces including satellite and new technologies such as Ultrawideband. Hence we must assume that such devices will be multi-homed by default. For various reasons, including network congestion, network resilience and increased endpoint bandwidth, there have been several attempts to address multi-homing. Heterogeneous environments with the need to support vertical handover introduce another set of issues which make the need to solve multi-homing problems more urgent. This paper outlines the issues, looks at past efforts and proposes a solution based on the Location Id/Node Id concept but also argues that additional support is needed to make such an approach efficient for heterogeneous environments.

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Conference details: 1st International Workshop on Protocols and Applications with Multi-Homing (PAMS 2011) held in Bicopolis, Singapore on 22nd-25th March 2011.

Research Areas:School of Science and Technology > Computer and Communications Engineering
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