A Network Architecture for Personal Networks

Martin Jacobsson, Jeroen Hoebeke, Sonia Heemstra de Groot, Anthony Lo, Ingrid Moerman, Ignas Niemegeers, Luis Muñoz, Mikko Alutoin, Wajdi Louati, Djamal Zeghlache

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    A Personal Network (PN) is a new concept related to pervasive computing with a strong user-focused view. Whereas several existing technologies can offer solutions to part of a person’s future communication needs, there is very little work on combining these technologies into something a normal user can handle. It will undoubtedly be the network layer that should integrate a person’s all devices and networks into one single network for the person: the Personal Network. This paper introduces a network architecture for PNs that can handle the dynamic and demanding situation a PN is facing. Discussions of some related network layer concepts, issues and possible solutions are given in the end of this paper.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publication14th IST Mobile and Wireless Communication Summit
    Subtitle of host publicationDresden, Germany, June 19-22, 2005
    Editors P. Herhold, R. Schlager
    Number of pages5
    Publication statusPublished - 19 Jun 2005
    Event14th IST Mobile & Wireless Communications Summit 2005 - Dresden, Germany
    Duration: 19 Jun 200523 Jun 2005
    Conference number: 14


    Conference14th IST Mobile & Wireless Communications Summit 2005
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