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A Reference Architecture for Mobile Code Offload in Hostile Environments

August 2012 Conference Paper
Soumya Simanta, Grace Lewis, Edwin J. Morris, Kiryong Ha (Carnegie Mellon School of Computer Science), Mahadev Satyanarayanan (Carnegie Mellon School of Computer Science)

This paper presents a reference architecture for mobile devices that overcomes resource and connectivity limitations by exploiting cloudlets.

Publisher:

Software Engineering Institute

Abstract

Handheld mobile technology can help disaster relief workers and soldiers in the field with tasks such as speech and image recognition, natural language processing, decision making, and mission planning. However, these applications are computation intensive, take a heavy toll on battery power, and often rely on good connectivity to networks, limiting their practical usefulness in a crisis. This paper presents a reference architecture for mobile devices that overcomes these limitations by exploiting cloudlets - VM-based code offload elements that are in single-hop proximity to mobile devices. This paper was published at the 2012 Joint Working Conference on Software Architecture & 6th European Conference on Software Architecture, http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/stamp/stamp.jsp?tp=&arnumber=6337736.