Ambient networks: Bridging heterogeneous network domains

Ahlgren, Bengt and Eggert, Lars and Ohlman, Börje and Schieder, Andreas (2005) Ambient networks: Bridging heterogeneous network domains. In: 16th IEEE International Symposium on Personal Indoor and Mobile Radio Communications (PIMRC 2005), 11-15 Sept 2005, Berlin, Germany.


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Providing end-to-end communication in heterogeneous internetworking environments is a challenge. Two fundamental problems are bridging between different internetworking technologies and hiding of network complexity and differences from both applications and application developers. This paper presents abstraction and naming mechanisms that address these challenges in the Ambient Networks project. Connectivity abstractions hide the differences of heterogeneous internetworking technologies and enable applications to operate across them. A common naming framework enables end-to-end communication across otherwise independent internetworks and supports advanced networking capabilities, such as indirection or delegation, through dynamic bindings between named entities.

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Deposited By:Vicki Carleson
Deposited On:31 Jan 2006
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