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This paper introduces a mobility tracking mechanism that combines a movement-based location update policy with a selective paging scheme. Movement-based location update is selected for its simplicity. It does not require each mobile terminal to store information about the arrangement and the distance relationship of all cells. In fact, each mobile terminal(More)
We propose an auxiliary strategy, called per-user forwarding, for locating users who move from place to place while using Personal Communications Services (PCS). The forwarding strategy augments the basic location strategy proposed in existing standards such as GSM and IS-41, with the objective of reducing network signalling and database loads in exchange(More)
Location tracking operations in a personal communications services (PCS’s) network are expensive. Several strategies have been proposed to reduce the location update cost. This paper studies a special case of a location tracking algorithm called the alternative location algorithm. This special case is referred to as the two location algorithm (TLA). An(More)
This paper proposes a new approach to simplify the two-dimensional random walk models capturing the movement of mobile users in Personal Communications Services (PCS) networks. Analytical models are proposed for the new random walks. For a PCS network with hexagonal configuration, our approach reduces the states of the two-dimensional random walk from (3 2(More)
In wireless data transmission, the capacity of wireless link is typically limited. Since many applications exhibit temporal locality for data access, the cache mechanism can be built in a wireless terminal to effectively reduce the data access time. This paper studies the cache performance of the wireless terminal by considering a business card application.(More)
In Time Warp parallel simulation, the state of each process must be saved (checkpointed) regularly in case a rollback is necessary. Although most existing Time Warp implementations checkpoint after every state transition, this is not necessary, and the checkpoint interval is in reality a tuning parameter of the simulation. Lin and Lazowska[6] proposed a(More)
Based on the GSM radio architecture, general packet radio service (GPRS) provides users data connections with variable data rates and high bandwidth efficiency. In GPRS service, allocation of physical channels is flexible, i.e., multiple channels can be allocated to a user. In this paper, we propose four algorithms for the GPRS radio resource allocation:(More)