Mobility in the Future Internet: the 4WARD innovation

Michael Soellner, Peter Schefczik, Philippe Bertin, Guozhi Wei, Xiaofei Zhang, Thi-Mai-Trang Nguyen, Jukka Mäkelä, Susana Pérez, Anders Eriksson, Anna-Maria Biraghi, Chris Foley, Miguel Ponce de Leon, Christian Dannewitz, Thorsten Biermann

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The FP7 project 4WARD is promoting a mobility concept integrated in the service and network infrastructure of a Future Internet. Starting from a business-motivated analysis of mobility aspects in future networks, we present a summary of the main project achievements and findings with respect to mobility: a data management for mobile objects in “networks of information”, a connectivity management for maintaining generic mobile communication, and innovative supporting mechanisms for integrated mobility, like topology discovery, group-size estimation and virtualization of wireless resources and networks. We conclude the presentation with an overview of the mobility related proof-of-concept validation and demonstrations that show how the novel concepts may work together.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 2010
MoE publication typeNot Eligible
Event2nd Future Internet Cluster Workshop, FICW 2010 - Florence, Italy
Duration: 1 Jun 2010 → …


Workshop2nd Future Internet Cluster Workshop, FICW 2010
Abbreviated titleFICW 2010
Period1/06/10 → …


  • mobility
  • architecture
  • network of information
  • generic path
  • virtualisation
  • in-network management

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