Framework for a Flexible Comprehensive Multiple-Criteria Network Selection for Mobile Heterogeneous Networks
Received Date: Mar 29, 2017 / Accepted Date: Apr 06, 2017 / Published Date: Apr 14, 2017
In the last decade, a rapid growth of mobile communication networks based on technologies like UMTS, LTE, WLAN, WiMAX resulted in a heterogeneous communication environment consisting of networks with overlapping coverage. Additionally, the variety and number of mobile multimedia applications having multiple requirements with respect to net-work characteristics have increased. These two factors boosted research activities in the area of multiple-criteria (MC) network selection during handover. The studies investigating this topic applied different techniques mostly like Multiple-Criteria Decision Making (MCDM), game theory, fuzzy logic and Artificial Neural Networks (ANN). Proposed algorithms and approaches reveal following gaps with respect to the configuration of the decision phase: weak flexibility, poor application sensibility, lack of consideration of the perspectives of different actors like user and service provider. In this study, we propose a solution addressing these gaps we called Flexible Application-Sensitive Handover Decision (FLASHED) framework. This framework enables a comprehensive configuration of network selection in a structured and flexible way.
Keywords: Heterogeneous networks; Next generation network; Multi-criteria network selection; Multiple-criteria decision making; Application-aware handover; QoS-based handover
Citation: Yeryomin Y, Debes M, Seitz J (2017) Framework for a Flexible Comprehensive Multiple-Criteria Network Selection for Mobile Heterogeneous Networks. J Telecommun Syst Manage 6: 153. Doi: 10.4172/2167-0919.1000153
Copyright: © 2017 Yeryomin Y, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
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