Mobile cloud computing: The-state-of-the-art, challenges, and future research

Abolfazli, S. and Sanaei, Z. and Sanaei, M.H. and Shojafar, M. and Gani, Abdullah (2015) Mobile cloud computing: The-state-of-the-art, challenges, and future research. In: Encyclopedia of Cloud Computing. Willeys & Sons, USA. (Submitted)

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Mobile Cloud Computing (MCC) is the state-of-the-art distributed mobile computing technology that is recently gaining ground to augment computational capabilities of resource-constraint mobile devices using cloud-based resources. MCC employs Cloud-based Mobile Augmentation (CMA) approaches to efficiently execute resource-intensive components of mobile applications outside the device in a resource-rich cloud-based computing resource(s). However, employing CMA approaches is not a straightforward panacea and is encumbered by varied challenges, particularly long WAN latency. Researchers endeavored to mitigate the impacts of long WAN (Wide Area Network) latency by proposing varied architectures for MCC. In this chapter, we present comprehensive overview of MCC, present its definition, motivation, and taxonomy of MCC building blocks followed by brief comparison of cloud computing and MCC. Various MCC architectures are illustrated and scrutinized. Also several open challenges that require future research are presented.

Item Type: Book Section
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Divisions: Faculty of Computer Science & Information Technology > Department of Computer System & Technology
Depositing User: Mr Saeid abolfazli
Date Deposited: 28 Nov 2014 08:39
Last Modified: 11 Oct 2018 04:37

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