Mobility behavior modeling in UCN

Mursel Yildiz, Manzoor Ahmed Khan

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

2 Citations (Scopus)


With the advent of revolutionary wireless technologies and equipments, one may expect a great user mobility. In this paper, we study the mobility of users in user centric networking (UCN) environment. We propose the mobility prediction approach by WLAN group formation. We focus on mobility behavior of users and propose the WLAN group prediction approach. We base the proposed approach on the relatively simple parameters and evaluate the performance of our proposed concept by real implementation. Our approach is based on building the history of encountered WLAN groups, modeling an encounter instance of a new group as arrivals for the proposed model and finally adapting the prediction. In the granular level, the arrival rates are estimated using expectation maximization algorithm. We believe that the proposed approach is important for UCN like environments, where information on the hardware or software capabilities, available network resources, instant AP load and etc are not available for the end-user.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2013 IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference, WCNC 2013
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Externally publishedYes
Event2013 IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference, WCNC 2013 - Shanghai, China
Duration: Apr 7 2013Apr 10 2013

Publication series

NameIEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference, WCNC
ISSN (Print)1525-3511


Conference2013 IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference, WCNC 2013


  • AP Selection in UCN
  • Expectation Maximization Algorithm
  • Markov Arrival Processes
  • Mobility Behavior Modeling
  • Mobility Prediction

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Engineering


Dive into the research topics of 'Mobility behavior modeling in UCN'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this