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Location query based on moving behavior

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3 Author(s)
Ming-Hui Jin ; Dept. of Comput. Sci. & Inf. Eng., Nat. Central Univ., Chungli, Taiwan ; Wu, E.H.-K. ; Jorng-Tzong Horng

In a mobile environment, a decision maker would usually like to query times, locations, and moving behaviors of certain mobile terminals. For example, a mobile transaction would like to know where is the next cell of its mobile clients and the probabilities that the mobile clients will move to the cells so that it could reserve appropriate channels for them. As a result, tracking the changing times and positions of mobile terminals capable of continuous movement is becoming increasingly necessary. However, current personal communication services (PCS) networks can only offer current maintained location information of non-idle mobile terminals. Pertinent researches predict location based on tangent velocity approaches. Location prediction based on tangent velocity is effective only within a short time interval. In this paper, we propose a model to model the moving behavior of each mobile terminal. From the moving behavior, we estimate and propose several location prediction functions for location query. The experimental results show that our proposed location prediction functions are accurate enough for regular moving mobile terminals.

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Computer Communications and Networks, 2002. Proceedings. Eleventh International Conference on

Date of Conference:

14-16 Oct. 2002