Jinnah University, Islamabad
Dr. Amir Qayyum
Duration: 24 months
Project Cost: PKR 14.89 million
Project Funding: PKR 14.89 million
Project Status: In progress.
Technical Progress Reports Submitted:
Project Commencement Report, Q1, Q2, Q3, Q4, Q5, Q6 and Q7 reports.
1: Architectural Design Document (ADS), Detailed Design
2: Implementation Design Document (including Quick Start EMF
Guide, Readme file, Installation Requirements), Source Code
+ executables (including EMF_CLIENT, EMF_SERVER, Test
3: Design Update and Optimization of EMF
4: Initial Test Report of EMF Implementation
5: Source Code and Executable of Optimized Linux
Implementation of EMF
6: Report describing the updation and optimization of EMF
7: Updated and optimized software code of prototype
Reports Submitted: Audit reports for the year ending
31st August, 2009.
Detailed proposal is available
telecommunication networks is broadband, wireless, ubiquitous
and personal access to a wide variety of applications. These
applications are expected to be offered through next-generation
all-IP network, consisting of several, potentially incompatible,
wireless access technologies such as Wi-Fi, Wi-Max, WCDMA, etc.
The increasing user desire to be ‘always connected’, even when
they move from one access network to another leads to a
challenging requirement for mobility management in order to
ensure seamless mobility and services/session continuity.
objective of this End-to-end Mobility Management Framework (EMF)
project is to provide seamless connectivity across heterogeneous
access networks. The framework that will be developed would
include mechanisms, algorithms and components required to
provide seamless mobility, enabling service continuity to
applications. EMF aims at a comprehensive approach to provide
seamless and pervasive end-to-end service, across and within
heterogeneous network and develop a set of functions supporting
multiple services. These functions may include network
detection, network selection, inter-network handovers, location
updates and connections with multiple access technologies
simultaneously. This framework would also support data striping
for bandwidth aggregation by simultaneously utilizing multiple
network interfaces, resulting in better throughput and efficient
of this project are given below:
users, having multihomed mobile devices, would be able to
efficiently utilize these multiple network interfaces by
having seamless continuation of services, or by using new
services without any extra mobility support from the
Seamless vertical handovers, that is focus of this project,
would help to bridge the coverage gaps of different access
networks, when an alternate is available.
Bandwidth aggregation would enable end users to experience
better throughput for data intensive applications, when
overlapping network connectivity is available.
project documents and the source code will be released as
open source thus enabling a large community to benefit from
the outcomes of this project.