Information Systems Frontiers

, Volume 16, Issue 1, pp 95–111 | Cite as

Phone2Cloud: Exploiting computation offloading for energy saving on smartphones in mobile cloud computing

  • Feng Xia
  • Fangwei Ding
  • Jie Li
  • Xiangjie Kong
  • Laurence T. Yang
  • Jianhua Ma


With prosperity of applications on smartphones, energy saving for smartphones has drawn increasing attention. In this paper we devise Phone2Cloud, a computation offloading-based system for energy saving on smartphones in the context of mobile cloud computing. Phone2Cloud offloads computation of an application running on smartphones to the cloud. The objective is to improve energy efficiency of smartphones and at the same time, enhance the application’s performance through reducing its execution time. In this way, the user’s experience can be improved. We implement the prototype of Phone2Cloud on Android and Hadoop environment. Two sets of experiments, including application experiments and scenario experiments, are conducted to evaluate the system. The experimental results show that Phone2Cloud can effectively save energy for smartphones and reduce the application’s execution time.


Mobile cloud computing Computation offloading Energy efficiency Smartphone Execution time 



This work was partially supported by the Natural Science Foundation of China under Grant No. 60903153 and No. 61203165, Liaoning Provincial Natural Science Foundation of China under Grant No. 201202032, and the Fundamental Research Funds for the Central Universities (DUT12JR10).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Feng Xia
    • 1
  • Fangwei Ding
    • 1
  • Jie Li
    • 1
  • Xiangjie Kong
    • 1
  • Laurence T. Yang
    • 2
  • Jianhua Ma
    • 3
  1. 1.School of SoftwareDalian University of TechnologyDalianChina
  2. 2.Department of Computer ScienceSt. Francis Xavier UniversityNova ScotiaCanada
  3. 3.Faculty of Computer and Information SciencesHosei UniversityTokyoJapan

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