Integrated Middleware Framework for Service Mediation and Value-Added Service Provisioning in 3G/B3G Networks

Conference: PIMRC 2005 - 16th Annual IEEE International Symposium on Personal Indoor and Mobile Radio Communications
09/11/2005 - 09/14/2005 at Berlin, Germany

Proceedings: PIMRC 2005

Pages: 5Language: englishTyp: PDF

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Chakraborty, Dipanjan; Nanavati, Amit Anil; Jaiswal, Suraj Kumar (Research Staff Members with IBM India Research Lab, New Delhi, India)

The provisioning of value-added-services (VAS) to mobile users is crucial for the proliferation and early adoption of converged voice and data networks, 3rd Generation/Beyond 3rd Generation networks (3G/B3G). In this paper, we describe a VAS provisioning middleware framework for deployment in 3G mobile operator networks. Through this framework, we enable on-demand selection of 3rd party services in 3G/B3G networks. The main contribution, in terms of novelty, is that the framework introduces a new service provisioning paradigm called On Demand Service Selection. The service selection (a requested user task can be accomplished by many similar service offerings, therefore the need for selecting a particular service) is driven by the 3G operator business policies, user profile/preferences and runtime context information. Also, the framework adapts the service selection to changing business-technical performances of the 3rd party CP/SP, and specific user preferences and context.