The implementation of novel idea of translation matrix to maintain QoS for a roaming user between heterogeneous 4G wireless networks

Mohsin Iftikhar, Mansour Zuair, Abdul Malik Bacheer Rahhal, Alrahhal Mahmoud Alrahhal, Javid Taheri, Albert Y. Zomaya, Bjorn Landfeldt

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The heterogeneous mixture of 4G wireless networks brings together many different interconnecting wireless IP domains, each following different QoS models thus complicating the overall end-to-end QoS process. The target of end-to-end QoS provisioning in wireless Internet has become even more challenging because of the combination of different types of end-user traffic requiring different QoS performance characteristics. Further, we can witness these days that mobile terminals are having the capability to access many of these wireless network types at the same time. The networks are very different in terms of delay, jitter and data rate. As terminals move between different access networks it becomes an important issue how to map resource reservations between different networks in order to maintain QoS behavior. In this paper, we present a novel mechanism for achieving service continuity through a Translation Matrix, which maps QoS parameters between different access networks. Each network maintains matrices corresponding to the traffic behavior of the different available traffic classes. The matrices are then used to compare existing flow parameters to possible new reservation classes as the terminal changes network access. In addition to presenting the mechanism, in this paper we detail the steps to construct the matrices. The construction of matrices are based on modeling the behavior of multiple classes of 4G traffic passing through different kinds of wireless IP domains implemented with different queuing and scheduling combinations.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 37th Annual IEEE Conference on Local Computer Networks (LCN 2012)
EditorsTom Pfeifer, Anura Jayasumana, Damla Turgut
Place of PublicationUnited States
PublisherIEEE, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9781467321297
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Event2012 37th IEEE Conference on Local Computer Networks: LCN Workshops 2012 - Sheraton Sand Key, Clearwater, United States
Duration: 22 Oct 201225 Oct 2012 (Conference website) (Conference proceedings)


Conference2012 37th IEEE Conference on Local Computer Networks
Country/TerritoryUnited States
OtherThe IEEE Conference on Local Computer Networks, sponsored by the IEEE Computer Society, is one of the networking industry's oldest, continuously running conferences. The LCN focuses on practical, leading-edge applications and research in the area of computer networks. It has an informal, workshop-style atmosphere, offering significant opportunity for speakers, panelists, and attendees to spend time together. The papers presented at the LCN are subject to thorough peer review and are published in the LCN Proceedings (online available via IEEE Xplore). Attendees come from around the world.
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