Process state synchronization-based application execution management for mobile edge/cloud computing

Ahmed, Ejaz and Naveed, Anjum and Gani, Abdullah and Ab Hamid, Siti Hafizah and Imran, Muhammad and Guizani, Mohsen (2019) Process state synchronization-based application execution management for mobile edge/cloud computing. Future Generation Computer Systems, 91. pp. 579-589. ISSN 0167-739X, DOI

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Mobile cloud computing (MCC) and mobile edge computing (MEC) facilitate the mobile devices to augment their capabilities by utilizing the resources and services offered by Cloud and Edge Cloud, respectively. However, due to mobility, network connection becomes unstable that causes application execution disruption. Such disruption increases the execution time and in some cases restrain the mobile devices from getting execution results from the cloud. This research work analyzes the impact of user mobility on the execution of cloud-based mobile applications. We propose a Process State Synchronization (PSS)-based execution management to solve the aforementioned problem. We analytically compute a sufficient condition on synchronization interval that ensure reduction in mobile application execution time under PSS in case of disconnection. Similarly, we compute the upper bound on synchronization interval whereby a larger synchronization interval did not result in significant benefits in terms of execution time for the mobile application. The analytical results were confirmed by the sample implementation of PSS with the computed synchronization intervals. Moreover, we also compare the performance of proposed solution with the state-of-the-art solutions. The results show that the PSS-based execution outperforms the other contemporary solutions.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Mobile cloud computing; Mobile edge computing; User mobility; Synchronization; Distributed computing; Cloud-based mobile application execution
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Divisions: Faculty of Computer Science & Information Technology
Depositing User: Ms. Juhaida Abd Rahim
Date Deposited: 23 Jan 2019 07:48
Last Modified: 23 Jan 2019 07:48

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