Dynamic and Automatic Interworking between Personal Area Networks using Composition

Konferenz: PIMRC 2005 - 16th Annual IEEE International Symposium on Personal Indoor and Mobile Radio Communications
11.09.2005 - 14.09.2005 in Berlin, Germany

Tagungsband: PIMRC 2005

Seiten: 5Sprache: EnglischTyp: PDF

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Campos, Rui; Pinho, Carlos; Ricardo, Manuel; José Ruela (FEUP and INESC Porto, Porto, Portugal)
Pöyhönen, Petteri (Nokia Research, Helsinki, Finland)
Kappler, Cornelia (Siemens Communications, Berlin, Gennany)

Next generation communication networks will be characterized by the coexistence of multiple technologies and user devices in an integrated fashion. The increasing number of devices owned by a single user will lead to a new communication paradigm: users owning multiple devices that form cooperative networks, and networks of different users that communicate with each other, e.g., acquiring Internet access through each other. In this communication scenario no user intervention should be required and technology should seamlessly adapt to the user's context, preferences, and needs. In this paper we address one of those scenarios, interworking between Personal Area Networks, using legacy technologies and the Ambient Network and Network Composition concepts, herein explained. We argue that new functionalities should be introduced to enable effortless use of legacy technologies In such dynamic and heterogeneous environments.