Location-Based Services for Scientists in NRENs

  • Stefan Winter
  • Thomas Engel
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 3479)


This document describes the current status and future visions of roaming and locating users in science networks. At first it is described how roaming on network level can be accomplished by establishing a RADIUS-based roaming hierarchy, with a special focus on possible transport mechanisms for a user’s location information. Afterwards, possibilities to build location-aware services for scientists on top of this existing roaming infrastructure are outlined.


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    The EduRoam homepage,
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    GÉANT2 – Joint Research Activity 5,
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2005

Authors and Affiliations

  • Stefan Winter
    • 1
  • Thomas Engel
    • 2
  1. 1.Fondation RESTENALuxembourgLuxembourg
  2. 2.University of LuxembourgLuxembourgLuxembourg

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