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Mobility aware paths: The identity connection

Matos, A. ; Aguiar, R.

Mobility aware paths: The identity connection, Proc Wireless Personal Multimedia Communications Symp. - WPMC, Laplad, Finland, Vol. 0, pp. 0 - 0, September, 2008.

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Abstract
This paper discusses the challenges that arise from today's mobility management architectures, how they are restricted to specific identifiers and routes, and how they have disjoint control layers. It describes a novel approach to tackling the shortcomings of current network models, describing the challenges and solutions revolving around Identifiers and Identity based Mobility, associated with the more generic Path concept. It describes how to position communication and mobility, Identity centric, in terms of paths, and in the process solving the challenges raised by the unicast/multicast dichotomy, effectively bridging the gap between peer-to-peer overlays and point-to-point communications. The paper also discusses the need for cross-layer resolution and routing mechanisms that enable simple and consistent access to an Identity Layer, which is in fact the new control layer, leveraged by policy driven architectures enabling the necessary granularity for future network evolution.