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Venice/Mestre, Italy
May 24, 2009 to May 28, 2009
ISBN: 978-0-7695-3613-2
pp: 193-199
ABSTRACT
Web applications are becoming increasingly popular. More and more types of multimedia data have been embedded into web pages for providing abundant information and user interface. However, these complex web pages could not be smoothly presented on devices without adequate functionalities or resource. An alternative approach is shifting tasks from resource-constrained device to surrogate with rich resource. In this paper, we present a heterogeneous auto-offloading framework based on web browser, and implement plug-in proxy to offload multimedia processing tasks to heterogeneous surrogate automatically. The plug-in proxy works transparently with existing browser, and does not require modifying, recompiling or relinking. We perform several plug-in proxies of Firefox by offloading multimedia data and execution logic to surrogate, and merging remote display seamlessly with web browser interface. The experimental results show that the proposed framework and plug-in proxies could enrich browser functionalities, reduce resource consumed by client, or improve performance of multimedia tasks.
INDEX TERMS
heterogeneous auto-offloading framework, web browser, resource-constrained devices, plug-in, proxy
CITATION
Xue-tao Guan, Yang Zhang, Xu Cheng, "A Heterogeneous Auto-offloading Framework Based on Web Browser for Resource-Constrained Devices", ICIW, 2009, Internet and Web Applications and Services, International Conference on, Internet and Web Applications and Services, International Conference on 2009, pp. 193-199, doi:10.1109/ICIW.2009.35
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