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Context Aware Mobility Management

Context Aware Mobility Management
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Author(s): Jhoanna Rhodette Pedrasa (University of New South Wales, Australia), Eranga Perera (National ICT Australia, Australia) and Aruna Seneviratne (National ICT Australia, Australia)
Copyright: 2009
Pages: 12
Source title: Handbook of Research in Mobile Business, Second Edition: Technical, Methodological and Social Perspectives
Source Author(s)/Editor(s): Bhuvan Unhelkar (University of Western Sydney, Australia)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-60566-156-8.ch004

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Abstract

Context is any information that can enhance a computing system’s relevance, timeliness, and usefulness to the user. Recent research has been devoted to the use of context in a mobile environment, particularly in handling the mobility itself. This chapter will start with defining what context is, how it is represented, and present a generalized system architecture. The authors then look at the problem of mobility in general and discuss existing solutions. Next they show how context can be leveraged to achieve more intelligent mobility management decisions. The authors highlight some of the research issues particular to context-aware mobility management and survey existing solutions. Last, they argue that these solutions have not truly addressed these issues and present their own architecture for handling mobility.

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