An Interworking Architecture between TINA-Like Model and Internet for Mobility Services

Yuzo KOGA  Choong Seon HONG  Yutaka MATSUSHITA  

IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Communications   Vol.E80-B   No.10   pp.1393-1400
Publication Date: 1997/10/25
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Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: Special Section PAPER (Special Issue on Network Interworking)
Category: System architecture
TINA,  mobility services,  distributed processing environment,  mobile agent,  networking architecture,  

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In this paper, we propose a scalable service networking architecture as a TINA-like environment for providing flexibly various mobility services. The proposed architecture provides an environment that enables the advent of service providers and rapidly introduces multimedia applications, considering networks scalability. For supporting customized mobility services, this architecture adopts a new service component, which we call Omnipresent Personal Environment Manager (OpeMgr). In order to support mobile users who move between heterogeneous networks, for instance, between the TINA-like environment and the Internet environment, we propose a structure of a gateway. In addition, the proposed architecture uses the fixed and mobile agent approaches for supporting the user's mobility, and we evaluated their performances with comparing those approaches.