Entropy-Based Grouping Techniques for Resource Management in Mobile Cloud Computing

Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering book series (LNEE, volume 214)


Recently, research on utilizing mobile devices as resources in mobile cloud environments has been gaining attention because of the enhanced computing power of mobile devices, with the advent of quad-core chips. Such research is also motivated by the advance of communication networks as well as the growing population of users of smart phones, tablet PCs, and other mobile devices. This trend has led researchers to investigate the utilization of mobile devices in cloud computing. However, mobile devices have several problems such as characteristics of the mobility, low memory, low battery, and low communication bandwidth. Especially, the mobility of mobile device causes system faults more frequently, and system faults prevent application using mobile devices from being processed reliably. Therefore, groups are classified according to the availability and mobility to manage reliable resource. In this paper, we make groups of mobile devices by measuring the behavior of mobile devices and calculating the entropy.


Mobile cloud computing Grouping Entropy Mobility Availability 



This research was supported by Basic Science Research Program through the National Research Foundation of Korea(NRF) funded by the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology(20120003823).


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Computer Science EducationKorea UniversitySeoulSouth Korea
  2. 2.Department of Computer ScienceDongduk Women’s UniversitySeoulSouth Korea

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