Brown A, Kolberg M, Bushmitch D, Lomako G & Ma M (2006) A SIP-based OSGi Device Communication Service for Mobile Personal Area Networks. In: 3rd IEEE Consumer Communications and Networking Conference, 2006. CCNC 2006. 3rd IEEE Consumer Communications and Networking Conference, 2006. CCNC 2006, Las Vegas, NV, USA, 08.01.2006-10.01.2006. Piscataway, NJ: IEEE, pp. 502-508. http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/xpl/mostRecentIssue.jsp?punumber=10599
Abstract This paper discusses the benefits of a proposed Session Initiation Protocol (SIP)-based device communication Service for deployment on a Mobile Open Services Gateway Initiative (OSGi) framework. Mobile OSGi deployment provides a gateway to a mobile user's Personal Area Network (PAN). When the SIP Service is deployed in OSGi, it is possible to bridge multiple devices and gateways, offering device and service mobility as users traverse multiple mobile and home networks. Additionally, the SIP Service provides protocol bridging via bridging bundles and grants application layer mobility to OSGi services. In this paper, we discuss a novel architecture, based on the deployment of the SIP Service in a mobile OSGi framework, which effectively delivers PAN and home network device interoperability. Finally, we offer a use case scenario and analysis of its implementation using our proposed architecture.