Mobility

On-Demand Selection, Control and Management of Context-Based Wireless Mesh Networks

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Executive Summary

The flexible infrastructure of Wireless Mesh Networks (WMNs) can be exploited to provide support to emerging communication paradigms. In this paper, the authors consider an architecture of context-based virtual WMNs, where the context requirements and preferences of mesh clients are the driving force to dynamically create and configure, through network virtualization, a set of logical networks (each one specific to a set of context levels) on top of the physical infrastructure. This paper proposes a context-aware framework to match and select available Virtual Networks (VNs) for users, avoiding the constant creation of new VNs to serve single users.

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