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Proxy based seamless connection management method in mobile cloud computing


Nowadays, complex smartphone applications are developed that support gaming, navigation, video editing, augmented reality, and speech recognition which require considerable computational power and battery lifetime. The cloud computing provides a brand new opportunity for the development of mobile applications. Mobile Hosts (MHs) are provided with data storage and processing services on a cloud computing platform rather than on the MHs. To provide seamless connection and reliable cloud service, we are focused on communication. When the connection to cloud server is increased explosively, each MH connection quality has to be declined. It causes several problems: network delay, retransmission, and so on. In this paper, we propose proxy based architecture to improve link performance for each MH in mobile cloud computing. By proposed proxy, the MH need not keep connection of the cloud server because it just connected one of proxy in the same subnet. And we propose the optimal access network discovery algorithm to optimize bandwidth usage. When the MH changes its point of attachment, proposed discovery algorithm helps to connect the optimal access network for cloud service. By experiment result and analysis, the proposed connection management method has better performance than the 802.11 access method.

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Lee, D., Lee, H., Park, D. et al. Proxy based seamless connection management method in mobile cloud computing. Cluster Comput 16, 733–744 (2013).

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  • Mobile cloud computing
  • Proxy
  • Offloading
  • Network discovery
  • Router advertisement message