Date Added: Jul 2010
The emerging Media Independent Handover (MIH) standard proposes to support session continuity during handover between heterogeneous networks. One of the critical features provided by MIH is an Event Service which includes predictive network degradation events, such as Link-Going-Down (LGD), which are triggered based on link layer metrics. The authors' results highlight the reactivness of media stream quality to network degradation. The point of degradation however, is specific to the characteristics of the class of media streaming service. Many existing event algorithms utilize static performance thresholds which are unresponsive to the requirements of individual application service classes.