User‘s Profile Replication Tree and On Demand Replica Update in Wireless Communication

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Prem Nath 1,* Chiranjeev Kumar 1

1. Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Indian School of Mines (ISM), Dhanbad-826004, India

* Corresponding author.


Received: 21 May 2012 / Revised: 14 Sep. 2012 / Accepted: 2 Dec. 2012 / Published: 8 Mar. 2013

Index Terms

Location Management, Replication Tree, User's Profile Replication, Effective Replication Probability


Replication strategy is mostly useful for replicating the called mobile user's profile at selected locations where some caller mobile users have higher calling rate. It plays important role in personal communication services (PCS) in order to reduce call setup cost and call setup time. In prior replication schemes, replicated sites (visitor location registers) have no inter relationship. We have proposed a novel and innovative replication tree which is buildup from replicated VLRs (visitor location registers). VLRs are replicated based on effective replication probability of caller mobile user. Home location register (HLR) keeps update replica at root VLR in the replication tree and root VLR forwards update replica to a VLR in the replication tree on demand. The main objective of the proposed scheme is to reduce call setup time and call setup cost by enabling replication of called mobile user's location profile at certain visitor location registers (VLRs) where caller mobile user roams. We have presented analytical modeling which shows that setting inter-relationship among the replicated sites helps in further reducing the call setup cost.

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Prem Nath, Chiranjeev Kumar, "User's Profile Replication Tree and On Demand Replica Update in Wireless Communication", International Journal of Computer Network and Information Security(IJCNIS), vol.5, no.3, pp.63-71, 2013. DOI:10.5815/ijcnis.2013.03.08


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