Geographic Location in the Internet

  • Behcet¬†Sarikaya

Part of the The International Series in Engineering and Computer Science book series (SECS, volume 691)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. Behcet Sarikaya
    Pages 1-11
  3. Pekka Sahi
    Pages 13-49
  4. Xiaofeng Xu
    Pages 51-67
  5. Jose Costa-Requena
    Pages 69-109
  6. Alexander Leonhardi, Kurt Rothermel
    Pages 111-141
  7. Andrew Daviel, Felix Kaegi
    Pages 143-161
  8. Jorge R Cuellar
    Pages 179-212
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 213-214

About this book


Geographic Location in the Internet discusses how to find the location of mobile devices in the wireless Internet, specifically those that involve the determination of the geographic location of mobile devices. 2G systems of GSM, GPRS and 3G systems of UMTS and cdma2000, and other link technologies and an extensive description on how numerical location of the mobile can be tracked real-time also are discussed.

Geographic Location in the Internet covers Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) related geographic location tracking as it relates to multimedia applications. The recent application-layer protocols for communicating the location information from the mobile device to the applications such as multimedia applications are also covered. Mobile Location Protocol (MLP) of the Location Information Forum (LIF) allows access of the geographic location information to the applications using Web protocol of HTTP. The Wireless Application Protocol (WAP) forum also defined a technical specification for location-based services, which is discussed in detail. A detailed analysis of the location update mechanisms covers various technical issues in location database design, and protocols are compared using simulations and providing provocative conclusions.
Geographic search engines utilizing location data that enable users to make location related queries on the Web are also covered.

The book has exclusive coverage of the technical aspects of privacy such as linkability, credentials, pseudonyms, anonymity and identity management. Different scenarios are defined for the targets, owners, location servers and location data sources and the privacy implications are emphasized.


Internet Protection Session multimedia network simulation

Editors and affiliations

  • Behcet¬†Sarikaya
    • 1
  1. 1.AlcatelUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic Publishers 2002
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4020-7097-6
  • Online ISBN 978-0-306-47573-3
  • Series Print ISSN 0893-3405
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