CMCSF: a collaborative service framework for mobile web augmented reality base on mobile edge computing


Mobile web-based augmented reality (MWAR) provides users with quick richer information interaction forms due to its convenience and universality. However, the 3D model data service for MWAR is a type of centralized file-based data service, which cannot simultaneously meet diverse user and response delay requirements in large-scale and complex applications. This affects the application and promotion of large-scale and complex MWAR application. To this end, this paper proposes a collaborative model data computing service framework (CMCSF) for MWAR between Mobile Edge Servers (MES), Cloud Servers (CS), and mobile devices. The main contributions of this paper include: (1) The CMCSF converts the file-based 3D model data service in MWAR to a computing-based and interfaced data service to meet the diverse service requirements of users; (2) The CMCSF establishes a collaborative computing model data service between the MES and the CS, and it computes a control and deployment strategy for the collaborative computing model data service in order to reduce the response delay of 3D model data; and (3) The CMCSF optimizes the loading method of the WebGL engine (for example, three.js) and applies the asynchronous loading method of the JSON interface data on the http protocol for browsers to get persistent model data services. An experimental evaluation shows the CMCSF improves the response efficiency of the 3D model data file Significantly when compared with the original centralized file-based 3D model file service.

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This work is supported by the Basic Public Welfare Projects in Zhejiang Province, China, under Grant LGG19F020002; Key Lab of Film and TV Media Technology of Zhejiang Province, No.2020E10015.

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Li, L., Lu, Q., Xu, Y. et al. CMCSF: a collaborative service framework for mobile web augmented reality base on mobile edge computing. Computing (2021).

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  • Mobile web augmented reality
  • Mobile edge computing
  • Model data computing service
  • Collaborative computing

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