Generic conversion of communication media for supporting personal mobility

  • Tom Pfeifer
  • Radu Popescu-Zeletin
Session B: Quality of Service
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 1185)


The Intelligent Personal Communication Support System is introduced as an application for multiple media conversion tools, embedded in a context of personal mobility, service personalization and service interoperability support. After discussing models for conversion in theory, the current conversion technology is evaluated. The necessity of an integrated framework of flexible converters and a generic converter model are derived and automatic management of conversion quality is discussed.


Media Conversion Quality of Service Personal Communication Support Personal Mobility Service Personalization Service Interoperability TINA Service Architecture 



Computational Object


Customer Premises Equipment


Connection Session Manager


Generic Converter Interface


Generic Session Endpoint


Intelligent Network


intelligent Personal Communication Support System


Local Context


Mediator Service Access Point


Optical Character Recognition


Private Automatic Branch Exchange


Personal Communication Support


Plain Old Telephone Service


Personal Profile


Service Session Manager


Subscription Agent


Terminal Equipment Agent


Telecommunic. Information Networking Architecture


Telecommunication Management Network


Text-To-Speech conversion


User Agent


(End) User Application


Usage Context


Universal Personal Telecommunication


User (Service) Session Manager


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Tom Pfeifer
    • 1
  • Radu Popescu-Zeletin
    • 1
  1. 1.Open Communication Systems (OKS)Technical University of BerlinBerlinGermany

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