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A Framework for Mobile Cloud Computing Applications

Speaker: Fahad Zafar

Start: Tuesday, March 15, 2011, 11:00AM

End: Tuesday, March 15, 2011, 12:15PM

Location: ITE 325 - B

Abstract: Tim Blattner and Fahad Zafar from UMBC MC2 lab will talk about "A Framework for Mobile Cloud Computing Applications"

Mobile devices provide the advantage of constant availability, ease of use , and are getting more common every day. Since these devices have to be portable, they are restricted in size and weight, and thus processing power. We present a framework for binding cloud computing to a smart phone interface to drastically increase device performance. Our framework is a service oriented architecture that receives data form a mobile device and performs parallel execution of the task on a cloud server system. This approach opens up many possibilities for mobile applications that cannot be handled by the mobile processor, such as video rendering. Not only does it provide higher compute capabilities for the device, but it also offloads the processing, which conserves the limited battery of the device. Many applications can benefit from such a mobile-cloud integrated system where the user sees an easy to use interface while the hardware maintenance and processing is done away from the user with configurable resources.

Tags: cloud computing, mobile computing

Host: Tim Finin