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In the next generation of wireless networks, mobile users can move between heterogeneous networks, using terminals with multiple access interfaces and non-real-time or real-time services. The most important issue in such environment is the Always Best Connected (ABC) concept allowing the best connectivity to applications anywhere at anytime. To answer ABC(More)
In the next generation of wireless networks, mobile users should move across various access technologies, using multi-interface terminals and different types of services. The most important issue in such heterogeneous environment is the always best connected (ABC) concept. It allows the best connectivity to services anywhere at anytime. For that, a seamless(More)
Recommended by Athanasios Vasilakos Future generation wireless networks should provide to mobile users the best connectivity to services anywhere at anytime. The most challenging problem is the seamless intersystem/vertical mobility across heterogeneous wireless networks. In order to answer it, a vertical handover management system is needed. In our paper,(More)
In the new area of heterogeneous wireless environments, roaming users with multi-interface mobile terminals should benefit from the best connectivity to services anytime and anywhere. To reach this goal, a handover management solution is needed. In this paper, we propose a mobile centered scheme in order to bring intelligence and autonomicity aspects. Our(More)
This paper proposes to improve policy-based management by integrating security parameters into the service level specification (SLS). Integrating those parameters in the QoS part of the service level agreement (SLA) specification is of particular importance for multimedia services requiring security since QoS is negotiated when the multimedia service is(More)
Most of smart-phones are equipped with several network interfaces. This evolution highlights the benefits of multi-homing which offer user access to services not only anywhere, at any time and from any network but also simultaneously. Due to the lack of multi-homing support in existing protocols, several issues remain. The main issue is to manage several(More)
This paper proposes to integrate security parameters into the service level specification (SLS). Integrating those parameters in the QoS part of the service level agreement (SLA) specification is essential in particular for secure multimedia services since the QoS is negotiated when the multimedia service is deployed. Security mechanisms need to be(More)