Mobility Support in User-Centric Networks

  • Fikret Sivrikaya
  • Stefano Salsano
  • Marco Bonola
  • Marco Trenca
Part of the Lecture Notes in Social Networks book series (LNSN)


In this paper, an overview of challenges and requirements for mobility management in user-centric networks is given, and a new distributed and dynamic per-application mobility management solution is presented. After a brief summary of generic mobility management concepts, existing approaches from the distributed and peer-to-peer mobility management literature are introduced, along with their applicability or shortcomings in the UCN environment. Possible approaches to deal with the decentralized and highly dynamic nature of UCNs are also provided with a discussion and an introduction to potential future work.


User-centric networks DMM Distributed mobility management Dynamic mobility management Decentralized mobility management Peer-to-peer 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Fikret Sivrikaya
    • 1
  • Stefano Salsano
    • 2
  • Marco Bonola
    • 2
  • Marco Trenca
    • 2
  1. 1.DAI-LaborTechnische Universität BerlinBerlinGermany
  2. 2.Dip. Ing. ElettronicaUniversità di Roma “Tor Vergata”RomeItaly

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