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In order to reduce the overall network traffic incurred by mobility management and packet delivery herewith the authors propose efficient mobility management schemes based on pointer forwarding for wireless mesh networks (WMNs). In the proposed schemes, based on the user's specific mobility and service patterns the optimal threshold of the forwarding chain length that minimizes the overall network traffic is dynamically determined for each individual mobile user. To evaluate the performance of the proposed schemes they will develop analytical models based on stochastic Petri nets. There exists an optimal threshold of the forwarding chain length, given a set of parameters characterizing the specific mobility and service patterns of a mobile user.
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