Title: Efficient request assignment algorithm in mobile cloud computing environment

Authors: Ao Zhou; Yan Li; Jinglin Li

Addresses: State Key Laboratory of Networking and Switching Technology, Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications, Haidian, Beijing, 100876, China ' School of Business and Management, Shanghai International Studies University, Hongkou, Shanghai, 200083, China ' State Key Laboratory of Networking and Switching Technology Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications Haidian, Beijing 100876, China

Abstract: Recently, mobile applications have become increasingly computation-intensive. However, the energy and the computing capabilities of mobile devices, such as smartphones and tablets, are limited. Mobile cloud computing is becoming a powerful way to tackle this challenge. Offloading computation-intensive tasks to nearby cloudlets can significantly save energy and enhance the computation capabilities of mobile devices. However, determining how to assign task requests to cloudlets while minimising the response time remains a challenging issue. The traditional approach cannot achieve the optimal effect since it ignores the task characteristics and the communication characteristic between the cloudlets. To address this challenge, in this paper, we provide an efficient algorithm for task request assignment that shortens the response time and reduces the network resource consumption. We evaluate the performance of the proposed task request assignment algorithm through experimental simulations. Simulation results demonstrate that the proposed algorithm is promising.

Keywords: mobile cloud computing; edge computing; cloudlet; request assignment.

DOI: 10.1504/IJWGS.2018.095656

International Journal of Web and Grid Services, 2018 Vol.14 No.4, pp.335 - 351

Received: 05 Aug 2017
Accepted: 28 Sep 2017

Published online: 16 Oct 2018 *

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