Stanford InfoLab Publication Server

Efficient and Flexible Location Management Techniques for Wireless Communication Systems

Jannink, J. and Lam, D. and Shivakumar, N. and Widom, J. and Cox, D. (1997) Efficient and Flexible Location Management Techniques for Wireless Communication Systems. Technical Report. Stanford InfoLab. (Publication Note: ACM/Balzer Journal of Wireless Networks (WINET))




We consider the problem of managing the information required to locate users in a wireless communication system, with a focus on designing and evaluating location management techniques that are effcient, scalable, and flexible. The three key contributions of this paper are: (1) A family of location management techniques, HiPER (for Hierarchical ProfilE Replicationthat effciently provide life-long (non-geographic) numbering with fast location lookup; (2) Pleiades, a scalable event-driven wireless system simulator with realistic calling and mobility patterns derived from several months of real traffc traces; and (3) multi-day simulations comparing our proposed location management techniques with current and previously proposed techniques on a realistic geographical and network topology. Research supported by the Center for Telecommunications and the Center for Integrated Systems at Stanford Universityand by equipment grants from Digital and IBM Corporations. 1

Item Type:Techreport (Technical Report)
Uncontrolled Keywords:Mobile Communications, User ProFILE, Location Management, LMT, Hierarchical DB organization, HiPeR family, Simulation
Subjects:Computer Science > Data Integration and Mediation
Related URLs:Project Homepage
ID Code:275
Deposited By:Import Account
Deposited On:25 Feb 2000 16:00
Last Modified:02 Jan 2009 17:17

Download statistics

Repository Staff Only: item control page