By Topic

UCS-Router: a policy engine for enforcing message routing rules in a universal communication system

Sign In

Cookies must be enabled to login.After enabling cookies , please use refresh or reload or ctrl+f5 on the browser for the login options.

Formats Non-Member Member
$31 $13
Learn how you can qualify for the best price for this item!
Become an IEEE Member or Subscribe to
IEEE Xplore for exclusive pricing!
close button

puzzle piece

IEEE membership options for an individual and IEEE Xplore subscriptions for an organization offer the most affordable access to essential journal articles, conference papers, standards, eBooks, and eLearning courses.

Learn more about:

IEEE membership

IEEE Xplore subscriptions

3 Author(s)
Bertino, E. ; Dipt. di Sci. dell''Informazione, Milan Univ., Italy ; Cochinwala, M. ; Mesiti, M.

UCS-Router (E. Bertino et al.) is a policy engine developed for message dispatching in a Universal Communication System. A user of the system has a unique identifier, named Universal Communication Identifier (UCI), independent from the actual communication devices the user owns. It is a task of the UCS-Router to properly route messages or phone calls arriving at the UCI to the proper user devices. The routing process is performed according to policies the user specifies on the type of message, on the device capabilities and states, on the sender characteristics, and on the message sending time. We present a declarative policy language developed for UCS-Router. Users of UCS-Router can use this language for specifying message filtering and routing policies. Moreover, we present issues that can arise in the evaluation process of the policies. Such issues are primarily due to the high expressiveness of the language and to the possibility to handle a great variety of message media format. Finally, we present how the UCS-Router addresses such issues.

Published in:

Mobile Data Management, 2002. Proceedings. Third International Conference on

Date of Conference:

8-11 Jan. 2002