Korean Institute of Information Scientists and Engineers
Recent technological advances in mobile communication systems have made explosive growth in the number of mobile device users worldwide. One of the most important issues in designing a mobile computing system is location management of users. The hierarchical systems had been proposed to solve the scalability problem in location management. The scalability problem occurs when there are too many users for a mobile system to handle, as the system is likely to react slow or even get down due to late updates of the location databases. In this paper, the authors propose a top-down clustering algorithm for hierarchical location database systems in a wireless network.