Electrical Engineering
      and Computer Sciences

Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences

COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING

UC Berkeley

Personal Mobility in the ICEBERG Integrated Communication Network

Bhaskaran Raman, Randy H. Katz and Anthony D. Joseph

EECS Department
University of California, Berkeley
Technical Report No. UCB/CSD-99-1048
May 1999

http://www.eecs.berkeley.edu/Pubs/TechRpts/1999/CSD-99-1048.pdf

Communication technology is currently seeing rapid growth, characterized by new access networks, end-devices and an ever growing user-community. However, there is a lack of integration between the different services: a user may have a cell-phone, a pager, a regular phone, a laptop, an e-mail account, and so on. But she has little control over managing communication services in a personalized, unified, and clean fashion across these devices.

The Iceberg Project proposes an Internet-Core based approach for integration of telephony and data services across heterogeneous access networks. Personal mobility and personalized communication management as defined by Iceberg are much richer than the corresponding concepts in traditional telephony.

In this thesis, we present the design of the architectural components that provide personal mobility in the Iceberg integrated communication network. We present our model for a clean, extensible integration of end-devices and networks. We also discuss our mechanism for providing a high degree of personalization of communication. We have a prototype implementation of the integration components in a testbed consisting of four different communication services: GSM cell-phones, Voice-over-IP end-points, Voice-mail, and E-mail.


BibTeX citation:

@techreport{Raman:CSD-99-1048,
    Author = {Raman, Bhaskaran and Katz, Randy H. and Joseph, Anthony D.},
    Title = {Personal Mobility in the ICEBERG Integrated Communication Network},
    Institution = {EECS Department, University of California, Berkeley},
    Year = {1999},
    Month = {May},
    URL = {http://www.eecs.berkeley.edu/Pubs/TechRpts/1999/5517.html},
    Number = {UCB/CSD-99-1048},
    Abstract = {Communication technology is currently seeing rapid growth, characterized by new access networks, end-devices and an ever growing user-community. However, there is a lack of integration between the different services: a user may have a cell-phone, a pager, a regular phone, a laptop, an e-mail account, and so on. But she has little control over managing communication services in a personalized, unified, and clean fashion across these devices. <p>The Iceberg Project proposes an Internet-Core based approach for integration of telephony and data services across heterogeneous access networks. Personal mobility and personalized communication management as defined by Iceberg are much richer than the corresponding concepts in traditional telephony. <p>In this thesis, we present the design of the architectural components that provide personal mobility in the Iceberg integrated communication network. We present our model for a clean, extensible integration of end-devices and networks. We also discuss our mechanism for providing a high degree of personalization of communication. We have a prototype implementation of the integration components in a testbed consisting of four different communication services: GSM cell-phones, Voice-over-IP end-points, Voice-mail, and E-mail.}
}

EndNote citation:

%0 Report
%A Raman, Bhaskaran
%A Katz, Randy H.
%A Joseph, Anthony D.
%T Personal Mobility in the ICEBERG Integrated Communication Network
%I EECS Department, University of California, Berkeley
%D 1999
%@ UCB/CSD-99-1048
%U http://www.eecs.berkeley.edu/Pubs/TechRpts/1999/5517.html
%F Raman:CSD-99-1048