Dynamic scheduling method for cooperative resource sharing in mobile cloud computing environments

Kyunglag Kwon, Hansaem Park, Sungwoo Jung, Jeungmin Lee, In Jeong Chung

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Mobile cloud computing has recently become a new paradigm for the utilization of a variety of shared mobile resources via wireless network environments. However, due to the inherent characteristics of mobile devices, a limited battery life, and a network access requirement, it is necessary for mobile servers to provide a dynamic approach for managing mobile resources efficiently in mobile cloud computing environments. Since on-demand job requests occur frequently and the number of mobile devices is drastically increased in mobile cloud computing environments, a different mobile resource management method is required to maximize the computational power. In this paper, we therefore propose a cooperative, mobile resource sharing method that considers both the inherent properties and the number of mobile devices in mobile cloud environments. The proposed method is composed of four main components: mobile resource monitor, job handler, resource handler, and results consolidator. In contrast with conventional mobile cloud computing, each mobile device under the proposed method can be either a service consumer or a service provider in the cloud. Even though each device is resource-poor when a job is processed independently, the computational power is dramatically increased under the proposed method, as the devices cooperate simultaneously for a job. Therefore, the mobile computing power throughput is dynamically increased, while the computation time for a given job is reduced. We conduct case-based experiments to validate the proposed method, whereby the feasibility of the method for the purpose of cooperative computation is shown.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)484-503
Number of pages20
JournalKSII Transactions on Internet and Information Systems
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2016 Feb 29


  • Cooperative computing
  • Job scheduling
  • Mobile computing
  • Mobile resource management and sharing

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Information Systems
  • Computer Networks and Communications


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