Association for Computing Machinery
Despite pervasive deployment of wireless networks, maintaining seamless mobile connectivity within a set of local devices and to the remote cloud is still challenging. The crux of this challenge stems from the simultaneous interplay of multiple dimensions of a user's mobility - users frequently move between multiple access networks, mobile devices and unique personas. The authors identify new trends and challenges in providing rich mobile connectivity to mobile users. They, then propose a novel Cloud-centric Architecture for Rich Mobile Experience Networking, called Carmen. Carmen is a distributed system that manages the mobile connectivity of a set of devices belonging to a particular individual, which they call the Mobile Personal Grid (MPG).