Date Added: Feb 2010
Cloud services broaden the computing capability of mobile devices to a great extend in that many computational intensive operations can be processed in the cloud. Mobile users can rely on cloud services to process complex operations such as searching, data mining, and multimedia processing. In this paper, the authors propose a new mobile cloud framework called MobiCloud. In comparison to existing cloud services, MobiCloud not only provides computational intensive services to mobile users, but also monitors and collects mobile ad hoc networking status by considering mobile devices as service nodes. In this way, MobiCloud can provide better services to mobile users by offering more effective communication. To enable this, MobiCloud framework aims to address trust management, secure routing, and risk management issues.