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Glenford Ezra Mapp | Middlesex University - Inglaterra

Grant number: 07/05928-0
Support type:Research Grants - Visiting Researcher Grant - International
Duration: July 31, 2008 - August 30, 2008
Field of knowledge:Physical Sciences and Mathematics - Computer Science
Principal Investigator:Edson dos Santos Moreira
Grantee:Edson dos Santos Moreira
Visiting researcher: Glenford Ezra Mapp
Visiting researcher institution: Middlesex University, England
Home Institution: Instituto de Ciências Matemáticas e de Computação (ICMC). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Carlos , SP, Brazil

Abstract

The collaboration with Dr. Glenford Mapp started in Cambridge, last year, when Edson Moreira carried out a one year pos-doctoral programme under the hosting of Prof. Jon Crowcroft. The focus of the work was on the specification of a platform which could handle the complexities of the management of handovers in NGN (Next Generation Networks) environments. While Edson work was directed to resolve problems on enriching the exchanges with contextual information and with the definition of ontologies which could improve the process of mapping parameters between providers, Glenford Mapp had been working with the implementation of a testbed where the physical problems could be tested and assessed. This experiment resulted in the definition of a novel architecture, the Y-Comm. By the end of the pos-doctoral programme the results of the collaboration was formalized by a jointly written paper. The platform originated, called SOHand, has been under implementation since February/2007. During the visiting period in Sao Carlos, we plan to have a set of activities to boost the collaboration. (AU)