Context-Aware Mobility Management in Heterogeneous Network Environments
Context-aware mobility management can provide major enhancements for future mobile communication systems. Not only it considers device mobility, but session mobility is also considered. Context-awareness is a key ingredient in any ubiquitous and pervasive system and provides intelligence to the system, allowing computing devices make appropriate and timely decisions on behalf of users. The use of contextual information is essential in optimizing services in a heterogeneous mobile network environment. Context awareness in mobile computing refers to internal and external adaptation of the environment and applications to the context state of each other. Such systems should adapt to the changes and variations of user's context such as location, device status and capabilities, network connectivity and etc.