Moitree: A middleware for cloud-assisted mobile distributed apps

Mohammad A. Khan, Hillol Debnath, Nafize R. Paiker, Narain Gehani, Xiaoning Ding, Reza Curtmola, Cristian Borcea

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Abstract

This paper presents Moitree, the middleware of our Avatar platform for mobile cloud computing. Avatar leverages cloud resources to support fast, scalable, reliable, and energy efficient distributed computing over mobile devices. Each mobile device is augmented by an avatar, a per-user always-on software entity that resides in the cloud and acts as the surrogate of the mobile device, to the extent possible, thus reducing the workload and the demand for storage, bandwidth, and energy on the mobiles. Moitree provides: (1) a novel middleware which allows unmodified apps to execute seamlessly over mobile/avatar pairs with the provision of offloading computation and communication, and (2) a new programming framework to simplify mobile collaborative app development. The programming framework has two key features: (1) user collaborations are modeled using natural group semantics - groups are created dynamically based on context and are hierarchical. (2) data communication is offloaded to the cloud through high-level communication channels. A prototype of Moitree, along with several apps, has been implemented and evaluated on Android devices and on an OpenStack-based cloud running Android x86 avatars.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings - 2016 4th IEEE International Conference on Mobile Cloud Computing, Services, and Engineering, MobileCloud 2016
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages21-30
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)9781509017546
DOIs
StatePublished - May 19 2016
Event4th IEEE International Conference on Mobile Cloud Computing, Services, and Engineering, MobileCloud 2016 - Oxford, United Kingdom
Duration: Mar 29 2016Apr 1 2016

Publication series

NameProceedings - 2016 4th IEEE International Conference on Mobile Cloud Computing, Services, and Engineering, MobileCloud 2016

Other

Other4th IEEE International Conference on Mobile Cloud Computing, Services, and Engineering, MobileCloud 2016
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityOxford
Period3/29/164/1/16

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Control and Systems Engineering

Keywords

  • Android
  • avatar
  • mobile cloud computing
  • mobile distributed apps

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