A Context-Aware Seamless Interoperator Roaming Management Framework in 4G Networks

Minsoo LEE
Sehyun PARK

IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Communications   Vol.E90-B    No.11    pp.3015-3023
Publication Date: 2007/11/01
Online ISSN: 1745-1345
DOI: 10.1093/ietcom/e90-b.11.3015
Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: Special Section PAPER (Special Section on Next Generation Network Management)
4G,  context-aware,  interworking,  mobility management,  roaming,  security,  ubiquitous computing,  

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The roaming services with the predefined security associations among the entities in various networks are especially complex. We propose a novel architecture to support future context-aware interoperator roaming services throughout 4G networks by using Roaming Coordinators. We design a secure context management model for the practical use of Smart Cards in the secure roaming services. Our architecture solves the interoperator roaming management problems while minimizing the processing overhead on the mobile nodes.