Institute of Electrical & Electronic Engineers
Application offloading has been a popular approach to alleviate a tussle between resource-constrained Smartphone's and resource-hungry mobile applications. In this paper, for leveraging cloud computing, the authors propose a unified elastic computing platform that supports application offloading for mobile devices, reducing energy consumption on Smartphone's. The proposed computing fabric consists of an infra - structure-based cloud and an ad hoc virtual cloud formed by a cluster of Smartphone's. They present both an offloading policy and a mechanism under which applications are delegated to the cloud for execution.