The rapid diffusion of heterogeneous forms of wireless connectivity is pushing the tremendous growth of the commercial interest in mobile services, i.e., distributed applications to portable wireless terminals that roam during service provisioning. In the case of both location-dependent mobile services and mobile services with session continuity requirements, there is a growing need for decentralized and lightweight solutions to predict cell handovers, in order to enable proactive service management operations that anticipate actual terminal reconnections at their newly visited cells. The paper discusses how to predict client handovers between IEEE 802.11 cells in a portable and completely decentralized way, only by exploiting RSSI monitoring and with no need of external global positioning systems. In particular, the paper focuses on proposing and comparing different filtering techniques for mitigating Received Signal Strength Indication abrupt fluctuations. Experimental results point out that i) filtering techniques can relevantly improve the efficiency and effectiveness of handover prediction, and ii) the choice of the most appropriate filtering solution to adopt should be made at provisioning time depending on specific service/system requirements, e.g., privileging minimum overhead vs. greater prediction proactivity.
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|Titolo:||Evaluating Filtering Strategies for Decentralized Handover Prediction in the Wireless Internet|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2006|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||04.2 Contributi in atti di convegno (in Volume)|