Flávio Meneses, Carlos Guimarães, Daniel Corujo and Rui Aguiar, researchers from the Telecommunications and Networking group from IT in Aveiro, won the Best Paper Award in the 9th IFIP International Conference on New Technologies, Mobility and Security – NTMS 2018. The event took place in Paris, France from 26 to 28 of last February.
The winning paper, entitled “SDN-based Mobility Management: Handover Performance Impact in Constrained Devices” presented a framework that extends novel network softwarization mechanisms, creating new dynamic procedures for managing the handover of traffic in mobile devices - the process of transferring an ongoing call or data session from one channel connected to the core network to another channel - with multiple access interfaces. As Daniel Corujo explained “With such enhancements done over the OpenFlow protocol (in software defined networking environments) the mobile device and decision entities in the network can exchange information, in order to optimize connectivity and link usage in unprecedented new ways”.
On the photo, from left to right: Daniel Corujo, Rui L. Aguiar, Flávio Meneses and Carlos Guimarães (on the laptop)