Date Added: May 2013
Although a mobile cloud computing paradigm has obtained significant attentions from research community, the authors note that most of work is based on an ad hoc fashion. Furthermore, little work has shown a model-based cost optimization of offloading. Mobile cloud computing may instead be holistically analyzed and systematically designed as distributed solutions to some global optimization problems. Such a paradigm enables optimized code offloading of mobile applications, where mobile devices can be thought of a waypoint of powerful cloud resources.