Date Added: Oct 2010
Cloud has become a promising service model for mobile devices. Using cloud services, mobile devices can outsource its computationally intensive operations to the cloud, such as searching, data mining, and multimedia processing. In this service computing model, how to build an economic service provisioning scheme is critical for mobile cloud service providers. Particularly when the mobile cloud resource is restricted. In this paper, the authors present an economic mobile cloud computing model using Semi-Markov Decision Process for mobile cloud resource allocation. The model takes the considerations the cloud computing capacity, the overall cloud system gain, and expenses of mobile users using cloud services.