Advances in Mobile Cloud Computing Systems

  • 4h 26m
  • F. Richard Yu, Victor C.M. Leung (eds)
  • CRC Press
  • 2016

With recent advances in mobile communication technologies, more and more people are accessing cloud computing systems using mobile devices, such as smartphones and tablets. Unlike traditional mobile computing systems with limited capabilities, mobile cloud computing uses the powerful computing and storage resources available in the cloud to provide cutting-edge multimedia and information services. This book discusses the major research advances in mobile cloud computing systems. Contributed chapters from leading experts in this field cover different aspects of modeling, analysis, design, optimization, and architecture of mobile cloud computing systems.

Advances in Mobile Cloud Computing Systems begins by discussing the background, features, and available service models of mobile cloud computing. It goes on to describe a mobile cloud computing system with several third party cloud mobile media (CMM) services that offers its services to a telecom operator. In this scenario, the telecom operator acts as broker that can mix and interchange the resources offered by the different CMM service providers. Subsequent contributed chapters discuss such key research areas as

  • Energy-efficient task execution that reduces the energy consumption in both mobile devices and the cloud
  • Design and architecture of a Proximity Cloud that delivers low-latency, bandwidth-efficient end-user services with a global footprint
  • Virtual mobile networks in clouds that enable resource sharing between multiple mobile network operators
  • Software piracy control framework in mobile cloud computing systems designed to prevent mobile application piracy
  • Dynamic configuration of cloud radio access networks (C-RANs) to improve end-to-end TCP throughput performance in next generation wireless networks

The book includes many supporting illustrations and tables along with a valuable set of references at the end of each chapter. With this book, researchers and practitioners will be well-equipped to advance the research and development in this emerging field.

About the Editors

F. Richard Yu received the PhD degree in electrical engineering from the University of British Columbia (UBC) in 2003. From 2002 to 2004, he was with Ericsson (in Lund, Sweden), where he worked on the research and development of wireless mobile systems. From 2005 to 2006, he was with a start-up in California, USA, where he worked on research and development in the areas of advanced wireless communication technologies and new standards. He joined Carleton School of Information Technology and the Department of Systems and Computer Engineering at Carleton University in 2007, where he is currently an Associate Professor. He received the IEEE Outstanding Leadership Award in 2013, Carleton Research Achievement Award in 2012, the Ontario Early Researcher Award (formerly Premier’s Research Excellence Award) in 2011, the Excellent Contribution Award at IEEE/IFIP TrustCom 2010, the Leadership Opportunity Fund Award from Canada Foundation of Innovation in 2009, and the Best Paper Awards at IEEE Globecom 2012, IEEE/IFIP TrustCom 2009, and Int'l Conference on Networking 2005. He serves on the editorial boards of several journals, including Co-Editor-in-Chief for Ad Hoc & Sensor Wireless Networks, Lead Series Editor for IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology – Connected Vehicles Series, Editor for IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications (JSAC) - Series on Green Communications and Networking, and IEEE Communications Surveys & Tutorials.

Victor C.M. Leung is a professor of electrical and computer engineering and holds the TELUS Mobility Research Chair at the University of British Columbia (UBC). His research is in the areas of wireless networks and mobile systems, where he has coauthored more than 800 technical papers in archival journals and refereed conference proceedings, several of which have won best paper awards. Dr. Leung is a fellow of the IEEE, the Royal Society of Canada, the Canadian Academy of Engineering, and the Engineering Institute of Canada. He is serving or has served on the editorial boards of IEEE JSAC, IEEE Transactions on Computers, IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, IEEE Wireless Communications Letters, and several other journals. He has provided leadership to the technical committees and organizing committees of numerous international conferences. Dr. Leung is a recipient of an APEBC Gold Medal, NSERC Postgraduate Scholarships from 1977 to 1981, a 2012 UBC Killam Research Prize, and an IEEE Vancouver Section Centennial Award.

In this Book

  • Mobile Cloud Computing with Telecom Operator Cloud
  • Toward Energy-Efficient Task Execution in Mobile Cloud Computing
  • Design and Architecture of a Software Defined Proximity Cloud
  • Virtual Mobile Networks in Clouds
  • Task Admission Control for Cloud Server Pools
  • Modeling and Analysis of Single-Hop Mobile Cloudlet
  • Software Piracy Control Framework in Mobile Cloud Computing Systems
  • Cloud Radio Access Networks in Mobile Cloud Computing Systems
  • Cloud-RAN-Based Small Cell Networks with Wireless Virtualization


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