A Caching Scheme for Session Setup in IMS Network
Yufei CAO, Jianxin LIAO, QI QI, Xiaomin ZHU
DOI: 10.4236/wsn.2009.13019   PDF    HTML     6,124 Downloads   11,212 Views   Citations


In IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS), the session setup delay is a critical value for Quality of Service (QoS). The existing approaches to improve this metric depend on optimization of Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) message transmitting and signaling flows. Unfortunately, some service features are missing considered al-though they have been used widely in traditional 2G networks. This paper proposes a novel session setup scheme based on caching, upon the investigation of the performance of IMS session establishment. This mechanism involves cache based local routing policy and an adaptive caching algorithm, which can decrease call setup delay effectively as cached information in the terminating Serving-Call Session Control Function (S-CSCF) hit. The analytical model is deduced, as well as the delay and cost ratio functions are presented based on the model. Moreover, the analytical model is validated through the performance simulation in which the performance of the proposed novel method is evaluated against the basic session setup mechanism in terms of cost and delay.

Share and Cite:

Y. CAO, J. LIAO, Q. QI and X. ZHU, "A Caching Scheme for Session Setup in IMS Network," Wireless Sensor Network, Vol. 1 No. 3, 2009, pp. 132-141. doi: 10.4236/wsn.2009.13019.

Conflicts of Interest

The authors declare no conflicts of interest.


[1] H. Y. Dong, S. Kim, C. Nam, et al., “Fixed and mobile service convergence and reconfiguration of telecommuni- cations value chains,” Wireless Communications, IEEE, Vol. 11, No. 5, pp. 42–47, October 2004.
[2] 3GPP TS 23.228, V.8.2.0, IP Multimedia System (IMS), September 2007.
[3] K. Shuang and F. C. Yang, “Study on enhanced 3G core network architecture,” ACTA ELECTRONICA SIN ICA, Vol. 34, No. 7, pp. 1189–1193, July 2006.
[4] 3GPP TS 22.228, V8.2.0. Service requirements for IP multimedia core network subsystem (IMS), October 2007.
[5] 3GPP TS 23.218, V7.7.1. IP Multimedia(IM) session handling; IM call model, September 2007.
[6] 3GPP TS 24.228, V5.15.0, Signaling flows for the IP multimedia call control based on SIP and SDP, October 2006.
[7] 3GPP TS 24.229, V8.1.0. IP multimedia call control protocol based on SIP and SDP, September 2007.
[8] K. Umschaden, I. Miladinovic, S. Bessler, and I. Gojmerac, “Performance optimizations in UMTS switched call control,” Fifth IEE International Conference on 3G mobile communication technologies, pp. 73–177, 2004.
[9] G. Foster, M. I. Pous, D. Pesch, A. Sesmun, and V. Kenneally, “Performance estimation of efficient UMTS packet voice call control,” Proceedings of the IEE Fall Vehicular Technology Conference, pp. 1447–1451, 2002.
[10] H. Jiang, B. Lu, and L. M. Li, “A novel call setup mechanism in a GSM network,” Jounal of China Institure of Communications, Vol. 23 No. 8, pp. 52–58, October 2002.
[11] 3GPP TS 23.119, V7.0.0, Gateway Location Register (GLR), July 2007.
[12] X. Jiang and I. F. Akyildiz, “A novel distributed dynamic location management scheme for minimizing signaling costs in mobile IP,” IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing, Vol. 1, No. 3, pp. 163–175, July–September 2002.
[13] W. Ma and Y. Fang, “Improved distributed regional location management scheme for mobile IP,” IEEE Proceedings for Personal, Indoor and Mobile Radio Communications, (PIMRC’03), Beijing, China, Vol. 3, pp. 2505–2509, September 7–10, 2003.
[14] C. W. Pyo, J. Li, and H. Kameda, “A caching scheme for dynamic location management in PCS network,” IEEE 58th Vehicular Technology Conference, Lbaraki, Japan, Vol. 2, pp. 761–765, 2003.
[15] H. Zhang, J. X. Liao, and X. M. Zhu, “A novel call setup mechanism based on three-tier databases in 3G,” Journal of Electronics & Information Technology, Vol. 29, No. 6, pp. 1290–1294, June 2006.
[16] H. Fathi, S. S. Chakraborty, and R. Prasad, “Optimization of SIP session setup delay for VoIP in 3G wireless networks,” IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing, Vol. 5, No. 9, pp. 1121–1132, September 2006.
[17] M. Melnyk and A. Jukan, “On signaling efficiency for call setup in all-IP wireless networks,” IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC), Vol 5, pp. 1939– 1945, June 2006.
[18] A. Munir, “Analysis of SIP-based IMS session establishment signaling for WiMax-3G networks,” Fourth International Conference on Networking and Services (icns), pp. 282–287, 2008.
[19] Y. B. LIN and M. H. TSAI, “Caching in I-CSCF of UMTS IP multimedia subsystem,” IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, Vol. 5, No.1, pp. 186–192, January 2006.
[20] M. T. Alam and Z. D. Wu, “Comparison of session establishment schemes over IMS in mobile environ- ment,” 2005 Fifth International Conference on Informa- tion, Communications and Signal Processing, pp. 638– 642, December 2005.
[21] J. Rosenberg and H. Schulzrinne, Session Initiation Protocol (SIP): Locating SIP Servers, RFC 3263, IETF, June 2002.

Copyright © 2023 by authors and Scientific Research Publishing Inc.

Creative Commons License

This work and the related PDF file are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.