A New Approach for Task Scheduling Optimization in Mobile Cloud Computing
Mobile cloud computing is growing rapidly because its device (i.e., smart phone) is becoming one of the main processing devices for users nowadays. However, there are still some negative impacts that affect cloud access, especially when access to cloud becomes expensive but recent studies are not yet efficient in eliminating these. In this paper, we present an effective task scheduling by collaborating thick–thin clients and cloud to guarantee a better accessibility to cloud network and boost up the processing time in the mobile cloud platform while considering the network bandwidth and cost for cloud service usage. Intensive simulation proves that our method can improve the task scheduling efficiency and is better cost-effective than other works.
KeywordsTask scheduling Offloading Parallel computing Thin–thick client
This research was supported by the MSIP (Ministry of Science, ICT&Future Planning), Korea, under the ITRC (Information Technology Research Center) support program (NIPA-2013-H0301-13-4006) supervised by the NIPA (National IT Industry Promotion Agency). The corresponding author is Eui-Nam Huh.
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