Conference Paper

User's Profile-Driven Resource Reservation for WiMAX Networks.

Fed. Univ. of Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro
DOI: 10.1109/WiMob.2008.109 Conference: IEEE International Conference on Wireless and Mobile Computing, Networking and Communications, WiMob 2008, Avignon, France, 12-14 October 2008, Proceedings
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ABSTRACT This work presents an algorithm that aims at maximizing the network efficiency while meeting QoS requirements for different classes of users mobile in a scenario that supports the integration of wireless broadband networks such as WiMAX. The presented algorithm exploits the behavior of the mobile user, depicted in a user profile, for (i) refining the set of cells foreseen for the next handover process, taking into account the class of user as well as both the service and the network contexts, and (ii) proactive reserving resources for the cell chosen for the next handover. This algorithm is validated through an extensive simulation approach, corroborating the expected improvements.

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