Mobile Networks and Applications

, Volume 18, Issue 1, pp 148-155

First online:

A Survey of Energy Efficient Wireless Transmission and Modeling in Mobile Cloud Computing

  • Yong CuiAffiliated withDepartment of Computer Science, Tsinghua University Email author 
  • , Xiao MaAffiliated withDepartment of Computer Science, Tsinghua University
  • , Hongyi WangAffiliated withDepartment of Computer Science, Tsinghua University
  • , Ivan StojmenovicAffiliated withSchool of Information Technology and Engineering, University of Ottawa
  • , Jiangchuan LiuAffiliated withSchool of Computer Science, Simon Fraser University

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The emergence of mobile cloud computing (MCC) indicates that increasingly abundant applications are available, thus deeming energy problems even more significant. To achieve energy optimization in mobile systems, power consumption involved with each component or application need to be estimated prior to execution. In this paper, we present a survey on the universal energy estimation model for mobile devices. Additionally, due to the significance of wireless network interface card (WNIC) in the power use of mobile devices, considerable researches have been devoted to a low-power design of the WNIC (i.e., Cellular and WiFi). These efforts have allowed us to provide a comprehensive summary of recent work on transmission energy savings. Finally, we conclude the survey and discuss the future research directions.


mobile cloud computing energy efficiency energy model wireless communication