Resource-intensive Mobile Application (RMA) execution is inhibited by mobile de- vice constrained resources, particularly CPU, RAM, storage, and battery. However, Mobile Cloud Computing (MCC) as the state-of-the-art mobile computing paradigm is aiming to augment computing capabilities of mobile devices, mitigate their resource-deficiency, and realize efficient execution of RMA. MCC solutions dominantly perform remote execution of resource-intensive RMAs’ components using resources-rich Distant Immobile Cloud (DIC), particularly public cloud. Although DICs feature high availability and elastic scalability, they are characterized by high communication latency and lack of mobility. Therefore, performance gains of mobile augmentation using DIC are mitigated and RMA execution efficiency is remarkably degraded. In this study, we aim to achieve efficient execution of RMAs by proposing a lightweight MCC framework. We verify the problem significance by analyzing time and energy overheads of exploiting DICs for augmenting resource-constraint mobile devices.
Author: Ashad Ullah Qureshi
Publisher: Concepts Books Publication
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