Supporting Adaptive Real-time Mobile Communication with Multilayer Context Awareness

  • Ruwini Kodikara
  • Christer Åhlund
  • Arkady Zaslavsky
Part of the IFIP International Federation for Information Processing book series (IFIPAICT, volume 284)

Real time mobile communication is challenging due to the inherent limitations of mobile networks. On the other hand the stringent quality of service requirements of real time traffic is highly in demand. Our first contribution is the generic context aware architecture for adaptive real time applications. Adaptation is based on the awareness of context parameters from different layers of the existing protocol stack which involves context exchange among the neighboring layers as well as non-neighboring layers. The architecture comprises of context representation, context acquisition, cross-layer context exchange and context management. Our second contribution is the mobility aware, adaptive Multi-homed Mobile IP. Simulation of adaptive M-MIP was carried out as a proof of concept. Simulation demonstrated that adaptation to mobility was able to decrease Mobile IP handover latency. Further, the results show that the quality of service of real time traffic can be enhanced by using context aware adaptive MIP. The simulation involved with various speeds ranging from pedestrian scenarios to vehicular scenarios. Results are analyzed with variable data rates. The evaluations show that performance of the proposed solution is better compared to conventional MIP in terms of packet loss and throughput of real time traffic.


Mobile Node Packet Loss Rate Real Time Traffic Handover Decision Context Parameter 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ruwini Kodikara
    • 1
  • Christer Åhlund
    • 2
  • Arkady Zaslavsky
    • 1
  1. 1.Centre for Distributed Systems & Software EngineeringMonash UniversityAustralia
  2. 2.Division of Mobile Networking % ComputingLuleå University of TechnologySweden

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