Context awareness through cross-layer network architecture

M. A. Razzaque, Simon Dobson, Paddy Nixon

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    Layered architectures are not sufficiently flexible to cope with the dynamics of wireless-dominated next generation communications. Cross-layer approaches may provide a better solution: allowing interactions between two or more nonadjacent layers in the protocol stack. Cross-layer architectures based on purely local information will not be able to support system-wide cross-layer performance optimization, context-awareness, etc. A new cross-layer architecture which provides a hybrid local and global view, using gossiping to maintain consistency has been proposed in [1]. This paper studies the possibilities of context-awareness in communications through this architecture by two examples. The first example uses usercentric context to control the available link-bandwidth and satisfy user accordingly. The second uses contextual information to control the transmission power of a mobile node.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of 16th International Conference on Computer Communications and Networks 2007, ICCCN 2007
    Number of pages6
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2007
    Event16th International Conference on Computer Communications and Networks 2007 - Honolulu, United States
    Duration: 13 Aug 200716 Aug 2007

    Publication series

    NameProceedings - International Conference on Computer Communications and Networks, ICCCN
    ISSN (Print)1095-2055


    Conference16th International Conference on Computer Communications and Networks 2007
    Abbreviated titleICCCN 2007
    Country/TerritoryUnited States


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