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Mobile Cloud

Mobile cloud computing (MCC) is arising as a prominent domain that is seeking to bring the massive advantages of the cloud to the constrained smart phones. MCC focuses on the offloading benefits that can be achieved by the mobile resources when a mobile task such as data storage or processing is delegated to the cloud. These benefits include extended battery lifetime, improved storage capacity and increased processing power, thus enriching the mobile applications along with the mobile user experience.

Mobile cloud applications are considered as the next generation of mobile applications, due to their promises concerning the efficient utilization of mobile resources (e.g. offloading when it is needed), the rich functionality that can scale on demand and the reasonable levels of real-time interactivity for managing data-intensive tasks. However, adapting the cloud paradigm for mobile devices is still in its infancy and several issues are to be answered first. Some of the prominent questions are; how to reduce the effort and complexity of developing a mobile application that requires accessing distributed hybrid cloud architectures? How to handle a multi-cloud operation without overloading the mobile resources? How to keep the properties (e.g. memory use, application size etc.) of a mobile cloud application similar to that of a native one?

The goal of the MobileCloud research is to investigate how to use efficiently cloud resources within the mobile applications. (aka mobile cloud applications)

 

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2012

  • H. Flores, S. N. Srirama, C. Paniagua: Towards Mobile Cloud Applications: Offloading Resource-Intensive Tasks To Hybrid Clouds, International Journal of Pervasive Computing and Communications, ISSN: 1742-7371. Emerald Group Publishing Limited. (In Print)
  • S. N. Srirama, C. Paniagua, H. Flores: Social Group Formation with Mobile Cloud Services, Service Oriented Computing and Applications Journal, ISSN: 1863-2386. Springer. DOI: 10.1007/s11761-012-0111-5 (In Print)

2011