inis 16(7): e4

Research Article

A Research on Mobile Cloud Computing and Future Trends

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  • @ARTICLE{10.4108/eai.21-4-2016.151159,
        author={Fei Gu and Jianwei Niu and Zhenxue He},
        title={A Research on Mobile Cloud Computing and Future Trends},
        journal={EAI Endorsed Transactions on Industrial Networks and Intelligent Systems},
        keywords={Mobile Cloud Computing (MCC), Offloading, Mobile Services},
  • Fei Gu
    Jianwei Niu
    Zhenxue He
    Year: 2016
    A Research on Mobile Cloud Computing and Future Trends
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.21-4-2016.151159
Fei Gu1,*, Jianwei Niu1, Zhenxue He1
  • 1: State Key Laboratory of Virtual Reality Technology and Systems, School of Computer Science and Engineering, Beihang University, Beijing 100191, China
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With an exploding growth of the mobile applications and emerging of cloud computing, mobile cloud computing (MCC) has become a potential technology for mobile services. MCC is the combination of cloud computing, mobile computing and wireless networks to bring rich computational resources to mobile users, network operators, as well as cloud computing providers. Despite increasing usage of mobile computing, exploiting its full potential is difficult due to its inherent problems such as resource scarcity, frequent disconnections and mobility. MCC can address these problems by executing mobile applications on the resource providers’ side. In this paper, we give a definition of mobile cloud computing and provide an overview of state-of-the-art progress, in particular, models of mobile cloud applications. We also highlight research challenges in the area of mobile cloud computing. We conclude that mobile cloud computing can help building more powerful mobile applications.