User agent migration policies in multimedia wireless networks

Ramachandran Ramjee, Thomas F. La Porta, Jim Kurose, Don Towsley

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Multimedia wireless networks often employ network based user agents as proxies for mobile users. In this paper, we consider a fundamental question in the design of these networks: should the user agents migrate and if so, what are good user agent migration policies? We first introduce a general framework for analysing user agent migration policies. We then highlight, through analysis and simulation, the numerous parameters and tradeoffs that dictate the design of migration policies. Finally, we identify two simple threshold-based policies that deliver very good performance over a wide range of system parameters and configurations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1147-1155
Number of pages9
JournalProceedings - IEEE INFOCOM
StatePublished - Jan 1 1998
EventProceedings of the 1998 17th Annual IEEE Conference on Computer Communications, INFOCOM. Part 1 (of 3) - San Francisco, CA, USA
Duration: Mar 29 1998Apr 2 1998

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Computer Science
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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