Networking in personal networks

Mikko Alutoin, Kimmo Ahola, Wassef Louati, Wajdi Louati, Jeroen Hoebeke, Gerry Holderbeke, Ingrid Moerman, Djamal Zeghlache

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This paper addresses networking in terms of tunnels and overlays establishment, naming, addressing and routing for Personal Networks (PN). A number of concepts to achieve PN networking and management are presented. A PN Agent is introduced in the PN architecture. The Agent supplies information about clusters constituting the PN to enable networking within the PN. The paper also explores the use of edge routers in the overall framework to support PN networking via virtual private network paradigms and PN services. The virtual router concept, well established for layer 3 VPN solutions in networks, is advocated to resolve scalability and latency requirements in PN networking. A hybrid solution involving both end users and provider provisioned VPNs to establish personal network overlays is suggested to find a compromise between performance and security requirements. Proactive and reactive routing along with flat and subnet based addressing for PN are also covered by this contribution.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationASWN 2005: Applications and Services in Wireless Networks
Subtitle of host publicationWorkshop Proceedings
EditorsHossam Afifi, Djamal Zeghlache
PublisherIEEE Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers
ISBN (Print)2-9156-18-08-9
Publication statusPublished - 2005
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
Event5th Workshop on Applications and Services in Wireless Networks, ASWN 2005 - Paris, France
Duration: 29 Jun 20051 Jul 2005


Conference5th Workshop on Applications and Services in Wireless Networks, ASWN 2005


  • personal networks
  • virtual personal overlay networks
  • naming
  • addressing
  • routing

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