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Mobile Information Systems
Volume 2017, Article ID 6195024, 10 pages
Research Article

Network Access Control for Location-Based Mobile Services in Heterogeneous Wireless Networks

1Department of Software Engineering, Changshin University, Changwon, Republic of Korea
2Department of Electronic Engineering, Mokwon University, Daejeon, Republic of Korea
3Department of Computer Software Engineering, Soonchunhyang University, Asan, Republic of Korea

Correspondence should be addressed to Seokhoon Kim;

Received 28 November 2016; Accepted 4 April 2017; Published 23 April 2017

Academic Editor: Subramaniam Ganesan

Copyright © 2017 Dae-Young Kim et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Recent advances in information communication technology and software have enabled mobile terminals to employ various capabilities as a smartphone. They adopt multiple interfaces for wireless communication and run as a portable computer. Mobile services are also transferred from voice to data. Mobile terminals can access Internet for data services anytime anywhere. By using location-based information, improved mobile services are enabled in heterogeneous networks. In the mobile service environment, it is required that mobile terminals should efficiently use wireless network resources. In addition, because video stream becomes a major service among the data services of mobile terminals in heterogeneous networks, the necessity of the efficient network access control for heterogeneous wireless networks is raised as an important topic. That is, quality of services of the location-based video stream is determined by the network access control. Therefore, this paper proposes a novel network access control in the heterogeneous wireless networks. The proposed method estimates the network status with Naïve Bayesian Classifier and performs network access control according to the estimated network status. Thus, it improves data transmission efficiency to satisfy the quality of services. The efficiency of the proposed method is validated through the extensive computer simulation.