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Cyber-Foraging for Improving Survivability of Mobile Systems

  • Abstract

    Cyber-foraging is a technique for dynamically augmenting the computing power of resource-limited mobile devices by opportunistically exploiting nearby fixed computing infrastructure. Cloudlet-based cyber-foraging relies on discoverable, generic, forward-deployed servers located in single-hop proximity of mobile devices. We define tactical cloudlets as the infrastructure to support computation offload and data staging at the tactical edge. However, the characteristics of tactical environments—such as dynamic context, limited computing resources, disconnected-intermittent-limited (DIL) network connectivity, and high levels of stress—pose a challenge for the continued operations of mobile systems that leverage cloudlets in tactical environments. We also define survivability of mobile systems as the capability of a system to continue functioning in spite of adversity. This report presents an architecture and experimental results that demonstrate that cyber-foraging using tactical cloudlets increases the survivability of mobile systems.

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SEI

Echeverría, Sebastián; Lewis, Grace; Root, James; & Bradshaw, Ben. Cyber-Foraging for Improving Survivability of Mobile Systems. CMU/SEI-2016-TR-001. Software Engineering Institute, Carnegie Mellon University. 2016. http://resources.sei.cmu.edu/library/asset-view.cfm?AssetID=451198

IEEE

Echeverría. Sebastián, Lewis. Grace, Root. James, and Bradshaw. Ben, "Cyber-Foraging for Improving Survivability of Mobile Systems," Software Engineering Institute, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Technical Report CMU/SEI-2016-TR-001, 2016. http://resources.sei.cmu.edu/library/asset-view.cfm?AssetID=451198

APA

Echeverría, Sebastián., Lewis, Grace., Root, James., & Bradshaw, Ben. (2016). Cyber-Foraging for Improving Survivability of Mobile Systems (CMU/SEI-2016-TR-001). Retrieved November 25, 2017, from the Software Engineering Institute, Carnegie Mellon University website: http://resources.sei.cmu.edu/library/asset-view.cfm?AssetID=451198

CHI

Sebastián Echeverría, Grace Lewis, James Root, & Ben Bradshaw. Cyber-Foraging for Improving Survivability of Mobile Systems (CMU/SEI-2016-TR-001). Pittsburgh, PA: Software Engineering Institute, Carnegie Mellon University, 2016. http://resources.sei.cmu.edu/library/asset-view.cfm?AssetID=451198

MLA

Echeverría, Sebastián., Lewis, Grace., Root, James., & Bradshaw, Ben. 2016. Cyber-Foraging for Improving Survivability of Mobile Systems (Technical Report CMU/SEI-2016-TR-001). Pittsburgh: Software Engineering Institute, Carnegie Mellon University. http://resources.sei.cmu.edu/library/asset-view.cfm?AssetID=451198

BibTex

@techreport{EcheverríaCyberForagingfor2016,
title={Cyber-Foraging for Improving Survivability of Mobile Systems},
author={Sebastián Echeverría and Grace Lewis and James Root and Ben Bradshaw},
year={2016},
number={CMU/SEI-2016-TR-001},
institution={Software Engineering Institute, Carnegie Mellon University},
address={Pittsburgh, PA},
url={http://resources.sei.cmu.edu/library/asset-view.cfm?AssetID=451198} }