The Sixth International Symposium on Wireless Communication Systems 2009 (ISWCS’09)
Siena-Tuscany, University of Siena, Italy, September 7–10, 2009
Technical Co-Sponsorship by IEEE Communications Society
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"Mobility and Multiaccess in Emerging Internet Architectures"
by Kostas Pentikousis


This tutorial thoroughly reviews recent developments in mobility and multiaccess technologies. After motivating the need for novel mechanisms to meet the challenges from the emerging network environment, we introduce the long-awaited Media Independent Handover Services standard (IEEE 802.21) and present a blueprint for its implementa- tion in GNU/Linux. Finally, we introduce recent developments in the so-called clean-slate Internet architecture design space, presenting the new paradigms, and elaborating on their impact on mobility and multiaccess.


Kostas Pentikousis is a Senior Research Scientist at VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, the foremost multidisciplinary applied research organization in Northern Europe. He studied computer science at Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece (BS 1996; summa cum laude) and the State University of New York at Stony Brook, USA (MS 2000, PhD 2004) and was an ERCIM Fellow in 2005.

Kostas has been working in R&D positions since 1996 in both industry and academia, and has been involved in several contract and joint research projects, including Ambient Networks, WEIRD, 4WARD, and the Future Internet program of the Finnish Strategic Centre for Science, Technology and Innovation in the field of ICT (TIVIT). He serves as the General Chair of MONAMI 2009 and MediaWiN 2009 and as a member of the Technical Program Committees of various conferences. He reviews papers for journals and conferences on a regular basis, and is a member of IEEE, ACM, and TEK, the Finnish Association of Graduate Engineers.

Dr. Pentikousis has published more than 70 peer-reviewed papers in several areas, including mobile computing, transport protocols, web and mobile applications, network traffic measurements and analysis, and simulation and modeling (see He recently presented tutorials at APNOMS 2005, ISCC 2006, MUM 2008, and ICN 2009. He is currently working on information-centric networking concepts and systems and is particularly interested in energy-efficient future Internet architectures designed for mobility and multiaccess.