Research Article Open Access

A Hidden Genetic Layer Based Neural Network for Mobility Prediction

L. Velmurugan1 and P. Thangaraj2
  • 1 MCA, EBET Group of Institutions, Kangayam, 638108, India
  • 2 Departmetn of CSE, Bannariamman Institute of Technology, Sathyamangalam, 638401, India


Problem statement: With numerous wireless devices increasingly connecting to the internet, WLAN infrastructure planning becomes very important to maintain desired quality of services. For maintaining desired quality of service it is desirable to know the movement pattern of users. Mobility prediction involves finding the mobile device's next access point as it moves through the wireless network. Hidden Markov models and Bayesian approach have been proposed to predict the next hop. Approach: In this study we propose a new method for feature extraction and propose a novel neural network classifier based on a hidden Genetic Algorithm layer-GA-SOFM Neural Network. We evaluate our hypotheses by using one month syslog data of Dartmouth college mobility traces available online to extract mobility features and use this features to find the classification accuracy of the proposed model. Results and Conclusion: Proposed methodology was implemented and obtained accuracy in mobility prediction was 83.68%. The output obtained is better than Naive Bayesian method by 15.56% and over CART by 11.94%.

American Journal of Applied Sciences
Volume 9 No. 4, 2012, 526-530


Submitted On: 6 May 2011 Published On: 11 February 2012

How to Cite: Velmurugan, L. & Thangaraj, P. (2012). A Hidden Genetic Layer Based Neural Network for Mobility Prediction. American Journal of Applied Sciences, 9(4), 526-530.

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  • Mobility prediction
  • neural network
  • data mining
  • wireless infrastructure
  • quality of service
  • location based services
  • infrastructure planning
  • classification algorithm
  • User Mobility Pattern (UMP)