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The IEEE Conference on Local Computer Networks 30th Anniversary (LCN'05)l (2005)
Sydney, Australia
Nov. 15, 2005 to Nov. 17, 2005
ISSN: 0742-1303
ISBN: 0-7695-2421-4
pp: 501-502
Zahid Anwar , Department of Computer Science,University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
William Yurcik , National Center for Supercomputing Applications,University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Salman Baset , Columbia University
Henning Schulzrinne , Columbia University
Roy H. Campbell , Department of Computer Science,National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA)
<p>Despite recent advancements in cellular phone network infrastructure, survivability of the calls is still an open issue. Important business calls and tele-conferences cannot benefit from mobility because landlines are preferred owing to their reliability and tolerance to failures. In this paper, we present a framework to improve call survivability by monitoring the user?s location and intimating him about the possibility of loss of connectivity, interference, and room schedules that might disrupt conversation. In addition, if a call drops because of unforeseeable circumstances like battery failure or cell-phone damage then the call is switched to the nearest available device capable of streaming voice.</p>

W. Yurcik, S. Baset, Z. Anwar, R. H. Campbell and H. Schulzrinne, "A First Step Towards Call Survivability in Cellular Networks," The IEEE Conference on Local Computer Networks 30th Anniversary (LCN'05)l(LCN), Sydney, Australia, 2005, pp. 501-502.
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