Proposal and Evaluation of a Function-Distributed Mobility Architecture for the Future Internet


IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Communications   Vol.E94-B   No.7   pp.1952-1963
Publication Date: 2011/07/01
Online ISSN: 1745-1345
DOI: 10.1587/transcom.E94.B.1952
Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: PAPER
Category: Network
distributed mobility,  future Internet,  random walk model,  cost analysis,  

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Several task forces have been working on how to design the future Internet in a clean slate manner and mobility management is one of the key issues to be considered. However, mobility management in the future Internet is still being designed in an “all-in-one” way where all management functions are tightly kept at a single location and this results in cost inefficiency that can be an obstruction to constructing flexible systems. In this paper, we propose a new function-distributed mobility management architecture that can enable more flexible future Internet construction. Furthermore, we show the effectiveness of our proposed system via a cost analysis and computer simulation with a random walk mobility model.