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Mobile Cloud Computing

Architectures, Algorithms and Applications, 1st Edition

By Debashis De

Chapman and Hall/CRC

351 pages | 200 B/W Illus.

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Essential for high-speed fifth-generation mobile networks, mobile cloud computing (MCC) integrates the power of cloud data centers with the portability of mobile computing devices. Mobile Cloud Computing: Architectures, Algorithms and Applications covers the latest technological and architectural advances in MCC. It also shows how MCC is used in health monitoring, gaming, learning, and commerce.

The book examines computation within a mobile device; the evolution, architecture, and applications of cloud computing; the integration of mobile computing and cloud computing; offloading strategies that address constraints such as poor battery life; and green technologies to optimize mobile power consumption. It also presents various resource allocation schemes of MCC, the architecture and applications of sensor MCC, the new concept of mobile social cloud, security and privacy issues in MCC, and different types of trust in MCC.

In addition, the book explains how to integrate MCC with vehicular networks, compares economic models, and explores the application of MCC to mobile learning, vehicle monitoring, digital forensic analysis, health monitoring, and other areas. The book concludes with a discussion of possible solutions to challenges such as energy efficiency, latency minimization, efficient resource management, billing, and security.


"… the first complete reference book on mobile cloud computing. … an excellent book that serves not only as a resource for teaching purposes with a clear and detailed view of the various aspects of mobile cloud computing, but also as a complete research reference."

—From the Foreword by Professor Rajkumar Buyya, Director of Cloud Computing and Distributed Systems (CLOUDS) Laboratory, The University of Melbourne; Editor-in-Chief of Software: Practice and Experience; and CEO of Manjrasoft Pty Ltd

"This book provides an introduction to the emerging computing paradigm of mobile cloud computing. It also enables mobile cloud application engineers and cloud service providers to leverage the appropriate features that can mitigate communication and computation latencies in order to increase the quality of service for mobile cloud users. The discussion on various technological and architectural advancements in mobile cloud computing enables the reader to comprehend the mechanisms in mobile cloud computing. In particular, the highlighted open research challenges provide directions to domain researchers for further investigations and improvements in mobile cloud computing."

—From the Foreword by Professor Abdullah Gani, Dean of the Faculty of Computer Science and Information Technology, University of Malaya

Table of Contents

Mobile Computing

Introduction to Mobile Computing

Architecture of Mobile Network

Generations of Mobile Communication

Mobile Operating Systems

Applications of Mobile Communication

Challenges of Mobile Communication

Cloud Computing


Evolution of Cloud Computing

Cloud Computing: What Is It Actually?

Characteristics of Cloud Computing

Related Technologies

Cloud Computing Architecture

Cloud Computing Deployment Models

Issues of Cloud Computing

Security and Trust

Energy Efficiency

Interactivity, Real-Time Streaming

Data Management

Quality of Service

Resource Utilization

Applications of Cloud Computing

Mobile Cloud Computing


Motivation to Mobile Cloud Computing

Architecture of Mobile Cloud Computing

Platform and Technologies

Mobile Augmentation Approaches

Issues of Mobile Cloud Computing

Advantages of Mobile Cloud Computing

Applications of Mobile Cloud Computing

Research Challenges in Mobile Cloud Computing

Offloading in Mobile Cloud Computing


Offloading Decision

Types of Offloading

Topologies of Offloading

Offloading in Cloud Computing and in Mobile Cloud Computing: Similarities and Differences

Adaptive Computation Offloading from Mobile Devices

Cloud Path Selection for Offloading

Mobile Data Offloading Using Opportunistic Communication

Three-Tier Architecture of Mobile Cloud Computing

Requirements of Data Offloading

Performance Analysis of Offloading Techniques

Multi-Cloud Offloading in Mobile Cloud Computing Environment

Green Mobile Cloud Computing


Green Mobile Computing

Green Mobile Network

Green Cloud Computing

Green Mobile Cloud Computing

Green Mobile Devices Using Mobile Cloud Computing

Green Femtocell Using Mobile Cloud Computing

Green Seamless Service Provisioning with Mobile Cloud Computing

Green Location Sensing within Mobile Cloud Computing Environment

Resource Allocation in Mobile Cloud Computing


Significance of Resource Allocation in Mobile Cloud Computing

Resource-Allocation Strategies in Mobile Cloud Computing

Research Challenges in Resource Allocation in Mobile Cloud Computing

Sensor Mobile Cloud Computing


Wireless Sensor Network

Sensor Cloud

Sensor Mobile Cloud Computing

Internet of Things

Urban Sensing


Challenges of Sensor Mobile Cloud Computing

Mobile Social Cloud Computing


Mobile Social Cloud Architecture

Resource Sharing in Mobile Social Cloud

Warehousing and Analyzing Social Data Using Cloud

Social Compute Cloud: Sharing and Allocating Resources

3D Visualization of Social Network Data

Security in Mobile Social Cloud

Trust in Mobile Social Cloud

Applications of Mobile Social Cloud

Privacy and Security in Mobile Cloud Computing


Security Needed in Different Levels for Securing Mobile Cloud Computing

Security Issues in Mobile Cloud Environment

Trust in Mobile Cloud Computing


Trust Properties

Components of Trust

Types of Trust

Trust Issues

Ways of Trust Establishment

Trust Evaluation

Detailed Study of Various Aspects of Trust in Mobile Cloud Computing

Vehicular Mobile Cloud Computing


Vehicular Ad Hoc Network

Architecture and Working Model of Vehicular Mobile Cloud Computing

Privacy and Security in Vehicular Mobile Cloud Computing

Limitations of Vehicular Mobile Cloud Computing

Challenges in Vehicular Mobile Cloud Computing


Business Aspects of Mobile Cloud Computing


Cloud Business Models

Business Model of Mobile Computing Environment

Cooperation among Service Providers

Weblet-Based Mobile Cloud Computing Model

Mobile Cloud Service Insurance Brokerage

Business Aspects of Social Mobile Cloud Computing

Applications of Mobile Cloud Computing


Cloud Mobile Media Application

Biometric Application

Vehicle Monitoring

Pervasive Forensic Analysis

Mobile Learning

Remote Display

Context-Aware Navigation System

Cloud Computing Support for Enhanced Health Applications

Sensing as a Service

Secure Web Referral Services for Mobile Cloud Computing

Mobile Multimedia Storage

Application of Mobile Cloud Computing in Defense Sector

Application in Social Cloud

Future Research Scope of Mobile Cloud Computing


Efficient Bandwidth Allocation

Use of Cloudlet in Mobile Cloud Computing

Cross-Cloud Communication

Standard Interface in Mobile Cloud Computing

Cloud Resource Access Mechanism

Elastic Application Model

Security and Privacy in Mobile Cloud Computing

Enterprise Mobile Cloud

Reducing Energy Consumption of Offloading

Improving Quality of Service with Cloudlets

Reduction in Cloud Data Center Energy Consumption

Resource Management

Application Migration Schemes for Data Center Servers

A Conclusion, Questions, and References appear at the end of each chapter.

About the Author

Dr. Debashis De is the head of and associate professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at West Bengal University of Technology, and an adjunct research fellow at the University of Western Australia. He is a senior member of the IEEE and member of the International Union of Radio Science. Dr. De is the author of more than 60 articles in peer-reviewed international journals, 50 conference papers, two research monographs, and 10 books. His research interests include location and handoff management, mobile cloud computing, traffic forecasting, green mobile networks, and low-power nanodevice designing for mobile applications. He earned a PhD in engineering from Jadavpur University.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
COMPUTERS / Programming / Games
COMPUTERS / Networking / General
COMPUTERS / Internet / General