First International ICST Conference on Mobile Networks And Management


13-14 October, 2009

Athens, Greece

MONAMI 2009 Tutorial

Tuesday 13 October 2009, 9:30 - 12:30

Mobility and Multiaccess in Emerging Internet Architectures

Kostas Pentikousis
VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, Finland

Abstract-Popular mobile devices now ship with several integrated wired and wireless network interfaces. As multiaccess devices proliferate, we move closer to a network environment that is often referred to as "beyond 3G". In B3G, the next frontier lies beyond seamless mobile connections within the same access technology. Instead, users will soon expect to be globally reachable round the clock and "best-connected" as well. In order to select the best possible connectivity option (anytime, anywhere), mobile devices and access networks will have to work together, thus enabling users to make the most of all available options. This tutorial thoroughly reviews recent developments in mobility and multiaccess technologies. After motivating the need for novel mechanisms to meet the challenges from the emerging network environment, we introduce the long-awaited Media Independent Handover Services standard (IEEE 802.21) and present a blueprint for its implementation in GNU/Linux. Finally, we introduce recent developments in the so-called clean-slate Internet architecture design space, presenting new paradigms, and elaborating on their impact on mobility and multi-access.

Biography-Kostas Pentikousis is a Senior Research Scientist at VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, the foremost multidisciplinary applied research organization in Northern Europe. He holds a Ph.D. in computer science from the State University of New York at Stony Brook (2004). He received his B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees in computer science from Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (1996; summa cum laude; ranked first) and State University of New York at Stony Brook (2000), respectively. Since 1996, he has been working in R&D positions in both industry and academia. He has been involved in several contract and joint research projects, including the EU-funded Ambient Networks, WEIRD, and 4WARD, and the Future Internet program of the Finnish Strategic Centre for Science, Technology and Innovation in the field of ICT (TIVIT).

Dr. Pentikousis has published more than seventy academic papers and book chapters in areas such as network architecture and design, mobile computing, applications and services, local and wide-area networks, and simulation and modeling. He presented several tutorials on these topics, most recently at the Future Internet Summer School (FISS) at the University of Bremen and the Sixth IEEE International Symposium on Wireless Communication Systems (ISWCS). He is currently working on information-centric networking concepts and systems and is particularly interested in energy-efficient future Internet architectures designed for mobility and multiaccess. Dr Pentikousis was an ERCIM Fellow in 2005 and is a member of IEEE, ACM, ICST, and TEK, the Finnish Association of Graduate Engineers.