University of Bayreuth
Computation offloading is considered as a critical technique to improve the responsiveness of compute-intensive interactive applications in mobile cloud computing. By using the offloading technique, a fundamental problem is to partition the computations involved in the application between the mobile device and cloud. This paper consider, for the first time, the computation partitioning problem from the application provider's standpoint by taking into account the constraint on the cloud resources. This constraint is due to two practical facts: the resource leased by the application provider is not unlimited because of the operational cost, and the application on cloud are always faced with unpredictable number of users.