Institute of Electrical & Electronic Engineers
In the past few decades together with an explosive growth of the mobile applications and emerging of cloud computing concept has become one of the industry buzz words and a major discussion thread in the IT world since 2007. MCC integrates the cloud computing into the mobile environment and overcomes obstacles related to the performance (e.g., battery life, storage, and bandwidth), environment (e.g., heterogeneity, scalability, and availability), and security (e.g., reliability and privacy) in mobile computing. This paper shows the key open research issues associated with the mobile usage of cloud computing which helps general readers to have an overview of the MCC, their issues, existing solutions and approaches. In addition, some research aspects should be considered in further work.