Welcome to the MMFI workshop

Today’s mobile terminals are equipped with more than one network interface such as Wi-Fi, 3G/4G, Wi-Max and Ethernet. The variety of access technologies offer users a great deal of flexibility to connect to the Internet. Multi-homing and mobility are becoming the focal point in protocol design. Mobility support allows users to be constantly connected, even when they are on the go. Multi-homing utilizes resources from the available interfaces in an efficient manner. Depending on the access technology associated with each interface, a mobile host can be connected to the Internet by an infrastructure network or through an ad-hoc network.

Many protocols have been proposed for mobility and multi-homing support. Mobile IP, vertical handover and cross-layer design are mainly proposed for mobility in infrastructure-based networks. Multipath TCP, Stream Control Transmission Protocol, Multiple Care-of-Address registration, Level 3 Multihoming Shim Protocol for IPv6 are solutions for multi-homing. Routing protocols are the major means to provide mobility in ad-hoc networks. In designing protocols for the future Internet, we will need to take into account not only mobility and multi-homing requirements, but also their potential impact on quality of service, resiliency and security of the communications.

The workshop is an opportunity for researchers working on multi-homing and/or mobility for the future Internet to present scientific results, exchange experiences and highlight future directions.

First International Workshop on Multi-homing and Mobility for the Future Internet (MMFI)

Satellite workshop of the GIIS conference

August 4-6, 2011 - Da Nang, Viet Nam