A heuristic algorithm for multi-site computation offloading in mobile cloud computing

Md Enzai, Nur Idawati & Tang, Maolin (2016) A heuristic algorithm for multi-site computation offloading in mobile cloud computing. Procedia Computer Science, 80, pp. 1232-1241.

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Due to limitation of mobile device in terms of battery life and processing power, Mobile Cloud Computing (MCC) has become an attractive choice to leverage this shortcoming as the mobile computation could be offloaded to the cloud, which is so-called \emph{mobile computation offloading}. Existing research on mobile computation offloading considers offloading a mobile computation to a single cloud. However, in the real world a computation service could be provided by multiple clouds and each computation service. Thus, a new and interesting research problem in mobile computation offloading is how to select a computation service for each of the computation tasks of a mobile computation such that the computation time of the mobile computation, the energy consumption of the mobile device and the cost of using the computation services are minimized. This is so called multi-site computation offloading in mobile cloud computing. In this paper we formulate the multi-site computation offloading problem, propose a heuristic algorithm for the multi-site computation offloading problem and evaluate the heuristic algorithm.

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ID Code: 95958
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Additional Information: International Conference on Computational Science 2016, ICCS 2016, 6-8 June 2016, San Diego, California, USA
Keywords: Computation offloading, mobile cloud computing, scheduling, heuristic algorithm
DOI: 10.1016/j.procs.2016.05.490
ISSN: 1877-0509
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Science and Technology
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2016 The Authors
Deposited On: 05 Jun 2016 22:37
Last Modified: 06 Jun 2016 22:40

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