A taxonomy of computation offloading in mobile cloud computing

Md Enzai, Nur Idawati & Tang, Maolin (2014) A taxonomy of computation offloading in mobile cloud computing. In 2nd IEEE International Conference on Mobile Cloud Computing, Services, and Engineering, 7-10 April 2014, Oxford, United Kingdom.

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The ability of cloud computing to provide almost unlimited storage, backup and recovery, and quick deployment contributes to its widespread attention and implementation. Cloud computing has also become an attractive choice for mobile users as well. Due to limited features of mobile devices such as power scarcity and inability to cater computationintensive tasks, selected computation needs to be outsourced to the resourceful cloud servers. However, there are many challenges which need to be addressed in computation offloading for mobile cloud computing such as communication cost, connectivity maintenance and incurred latency. This paper presents taxonomy of the computation offloading approaches which aim to address the challenges. The taxonomy provides guidelines to identify research scopes in computation offloading for mobile cloud computing. We also outline directions and anticipated trends for future research.

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ID Code: 72913
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: mobile computing, cloud computing, offloading
DOI: 10.1109/MobileCloud.2014.16
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (080000) > DISTRIBUTED COMPUTING (080500) > Distributed Computing not elsewhere classified (080599)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2014 Crown Copyright
Deposited On: 19 Jun 2014 23:38
Last Modified: 21 Jun 2017 17:02

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