An Information Service Infrastructure for Ambient Networks

Raffaele Giaffreda, Kostas Pentikousis, Eleanor Hepworth, Ramón Agüero, Alex Galis

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Communication environments are becoming increasingly more complex due to the diversity of available network technologies in terms of spatial coverage and design characteristics, and the proliferation of multi-function devices. In order to take full advantage of such technology capital, there is a growing need to reduce complexity for both end-users and network operators delivering services over these ubiquitous communication environments. Recent research efforts have moved in the direction of creating solutions that facilitate self-properties (i.e. self-configuring, -adaptation -management, -optimisation, - organisation) in future networks. An important enabler underpinning such solutions is the availability of a reliable and up-to-date knowledge base to simplify and foster autonomic decision-making. We introduce the Ambient Networks Information Service Infrastructure (ANISI), which aims at gathering and correlating information from different layers of the protocol stack and across different domains. We show how ANISI supports both enhanced mobility management and context-aware communications in pervasive networking environments.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPDCN'07: Proceedings of the 25th IASTED International Multi-Conference
Subtitle of host publicationParallel and distributed computing and networks
EditorsW. Hasselbring
Place of PublicationAnaheim
PublisherActa Press
ISBN (Print)978-0-88986-641-6
Publication statusPublished - 2007
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
Event25th IASTED International Conference on Parallel and Distributed Computing and Systems - Innsbruck, Austria
Duration: 13 Feb 200715 Feb 2007


Conference25th IASTED International Conference on Parallel and Distributed Computing and Systems
Abbreviated titlePDCN '07


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