Mobility Management in a Plug and Play Architecture

  • Mazen Malek
  • Finn Arve Aagesen
Part of the IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology book series (IFIPAICT, volume 84)


Mobility Management functionality in the Plug-and-Play (PaP) architecture is presented comprising different approaches for Actor, Terminal, User and Session Mobility Management. We explore a few issues related to implementation design and propose a set of components to facilitate the deployment of this platform in the available PaP applications. The PaP architecture is briefly introduced and subsequent definitions and terms are dealt with. The architecture itself is based on a theatre metaphor, in which plays define the functionality of the system. PaP components are realised by actors playing roles defined by manuscripts. An actor’s capabilities define his possibilities for playing various roles. The mobility management is introduced to add a capability to handle any move of any constituent of the system. This could range from moving functionality, or actors, to moving users of the system. Throughout the paper we try to give a survey on the various mobility cases and make an effort to demonstrate an early set of mobility management algorithms or methods.


Plug and Play mobility management teleservice architecture active networks 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mazen Malek
    • 1
  • Finn Arve Aagesen
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of TelematicsNorwegian University of Science and TechnologyTrondheimNorway

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