Adaptive network-aided session support in context-aware converged mobile networks

Josephina Antoniou, Christophoros Christophorou, Jose Simoes, Andreas Pitsillides

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The increase of networking complexity requires the design of new performance optimisation schemes for delivering sessions to users under different conditions. This paper addresses context-aware, adaptive multiparty sessions in a heterogeneous network environment. The effective usage of context information can lead to context-aware content casting, especially context-aware, adaptive multicasting. Efficient multiparty delivery depends upon grouping (creation of a set of users to receive a given session), which must be done based on several parameters; both at session and at network level. Therefore, the key functionality of an enhanced session management is to motivate creation of user subgroups, subsets of a content group based on network, user and environment context. Their characteristics in the form of content descriptions are communicated to the media delivery to obtain the appropriate content for each session. This paper presents in detail the initiation of an adaptive, context-aware multicast session.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)201-232
Number of pages32
JournalInternational Journal of Autonomous and Adaptive Communications Systems
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2012
Externally publishedYes


  • Adaptive session
  • Context-aware
  • Media adaptation
  • Multiparty communication
  • Radio access network selection
  • SM
  • Session management

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Computer Science
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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