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Issue No. 04 - Oct.-Dec. (2013 vol. 12)
ISSN: 1536-1268
pp: 30-38
Tim Verbelen , Ghent University
Pieter Simoens , Ghent University
Filip De Turck , Ghent University
Bart Dhoedt , Ghent University
Cyber foraging has already proven to be successful for enabling resource-intensive applications on mobile devices. Offloading applications, or parts thereof, to nearby infrastructure--also denoted as cloudlets--can lower execution time and save energy. However, in view of immersive applications, two challenges still remain. First, due to the real-time constraints of immersive applications, optimizing generic metrics such as execution time or energy isn't sufficient. The authors thus propose a component-based cyber foraging framework that optimizes application-specific metrics not only by offloading but also by configuring application components at runtime. Second, because immersive applications tend to process location-aware data, much processing is replicated when multiple users are in the same environment. Therefore, the framework also enables collaborative scenarios by sharing components between multiple devices.
Cloud computing, Mobile handsets, Runtime, Mobile communication, Pervasive computing, Collaboration, Augmented reality

T. Verbelen, P. Simoens, F. De Turck and B. Dhoedt, "Leveraging Cloudlets for Immersive Collaborative Applications," in IEEE Pervasive Computing, vol. 12, no. 4, pp. 30-38, 2013.
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