Developing Collaborative Applications With Mobile Cloud - A Case Study of Speech Recognition
Source: National Taiwan University
While the combination of cloud computing and mobile computing, termed mobile cloud computing, started to show its effects recently with many seemingly innovative smartphone applications and cloud services surfacing to the market today, the authors believe that the real potentials of mobile cloud computing is far from been fully explored due to several practical issues. The quality of the mobile networks is not adequate for delivering satisfactory user experiences via close collaboration over mobile networks. A dynamic workload partitioning scheme would help solve this problem, but the distribution of computation and data storage geographically can lead to serious security and privacy concerns, which makes user to take the risk of exposing the data to eavesdroppers in the middle of the network.