Network Selection using Context Information

Goal: Flexible and Efficient Network Selection using Context Information in heterogeneous networks like 4G Network

Problem Definiton:
- Need of efficient network selection strategy in heterogeneous network
- Context-aware network selection for user-centric management

Solution Approach

  1. Problem Definition and Think
    - Future Research about Autonomic Network Selection in 4G Networks [doc, ppt]
  2. Survey on Network Selection as related work
  3. Context Management in heterogeneous networks
  4. Network selection strategy using context information
  5. Apply context information to the evaluation function
  6. Implementation
  7. Test
  8. Performance Test for context processing between context server and mobile device
  9. Optimization of context evaluation function


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