Document Type



Master of Science (MS)


Telecommunications and Networking

First Advisor's Name

Kia Makki

First Advisor's Committee Title

Committee Chair

Second Advisor's Name

Niki Pissinou

Second Advisor's Committee Title

Committee Co-Chair

Third Advisor's Name

Jian Wang

Fourth Advisor's Name

Chi Zhou

Date of Defense



Adaptation is an important requirement for mobile applications due to the varying levels of resource availability that characterizes mobile environments. However without proper control, multiple applications can each adapt independently in response to a range of different adaptive stimuli, causing conflicts or sub optimal performance. In this thesis we presented a framework, which enables multiple adaptation mechanisms to coexist on one platform. The key component of this framework was the 'Policy Server', which has all the system policies and governs the rules for adaptation. We also simulated our framework and subjected it to various adaptation scenarios to demonstrate the working of the system as a whole. With the help of the simulation it was shown that our framework enables seamless adaptation of multiple applications.




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