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On Location Management Techniques for Future Wireless Mobile Networks: Fundamental Conceptual Perspective

  • Ki-Sik Kong
Part of the Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering book series (LNEE, volume 181)

Abstract

Location management is one of the most challenging issues in future wireless mobile networks. In this paper, from the viewpoint of fundamental principles underlying location management schemes regardless of network types, we review and analyze a variety of existing location management schemes which have been reported for wireless cellular networks and Mobile IP-based networks, and derive common key conceptual ideas, their main design goals and common performance considerations on them, which can provide a useful guidance for understanding location management schemes regardless of network types. The goal of this paper is not to propose a new location management scheme, but to highlight various key design features involved in the existing location management schemes and enhance an insight into the common underlying principles and techniques for designing more efficient and optimized location management scheme in future wireless mobile networks.

Keywords

Location Management Wireless Cellular Networks Mobile IP-based Networks 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of MultimediaNamseoul UniversityCheonanRepublic of Korea

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