Vertical handovers as adaptation methods in pervasive systems

S. Balasubramaniam, J. Indulska

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contributionpeer-review

9 Citations (Scopus)


Pervasive systems need to be context aware and need to adapt to context changes, including network disconnections and changes in network Quality of Service (QoS). Vertical handover (handover between heterogeneous networks) is one of possible adaptation methods. It allows users to roam freely between heterogeneous networks while maintaining continuity of their applications. This paper proposes a vertical handover approach suitable for multimedia applications in pervasive systems. It describes the adaptability decision making process which uses vertical handovers to support users mobility and provision of QoS suitable for users' applications. The process evaluates context information regarding user devices, user location, network environment, and user perceived QoS of applications.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationICON 2003 - 11th IEEE International Conference on Networks
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)0780377885, 9780780377882
Publication statusPublished - 2003
Externally publishedYes
Event11th IEEE International Conference on Networks, ICON 2003 - Sydney, NSW, Australia
Duration: 28 Sep 200301 Oct 2003

Publication series

NameIEEE International Conference on Networks, ICON
ISSN (Print)1556-6463


Conference11th IEEE International Conference on Networks, ICON 2003
CitySydney, NSW


Dive into the research topics of 'Vertical handovers as adaptation methods in pervasive systems'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this