Date Added: Apr 2012
The vast proliferation and widespread use of a variety of mobile devices in the heterogeneous networking environment necessitates the introduction of lightweight management mechanisms to ease the administration complexity and optimize the overall system performance. To this end, one key research problem is the design of novel functionalities in network nodes to enable their self-adaptation to varying operational conditions, e.g. their own resources saturation and to the status of other neighboring nodes, to assure stability and optimality in the resource management. In these terms, the introduction of advanced techniques for the load balancing of users' requests in order to avoid the resources saturation is a fundamental objective.