IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing

IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing (TMC) is a scholarly archival journal published monthly that focuses on the key technical issues related to Mobile Computing. It is the intent of TMC to publish mature works of research, typically those that have appeared in part in conferences. Furthermore, it is the intent of TMC to focus on issues at the link-layer and above in wireless communications, and to focus only on topics explicitly or plausibly related to mobile systems. Read the full scope of TMC.

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From the May 2018 issue

Mobile Cloud Performance Evaluation Using Stochastic Models

By Francisco Airton Silva, Sokol Kosta, Matheus Rodrigues, Danilo Oliveira, Teresa Maciel, Alessandro Mei, and Paulo Macie

featured article thumbnail Mobile Cloud Computing (MCC) helps increasing performance of intensive mobile applications by offloading heavy tasks to cloud computing infrastructures. The first step in this procedure is partitioning the application into small tasks and identifying those that are better suited for offloading. The method call partitioning strategy splits the code into a set of method calls that are offloaded to remote servers. Quite often, many applications need to make use of multiple servers for parallel processing of intensive computational operations. Predicting the behavior of such parallelizable applications is not an easy task. Deciding the number of remote servers determines the performance of the applications and the costs of the cloud usage. On one hand, users are interested in improving the performance of their applications, so they would like to use as many servers as possible, but on the other hand, they would also like to reduce their costs by using fewer cloud resources. In this paper, we propose a Stochastic Petri Net (SPN) modeling strategy to represent method call executions of mobile cloud systems. This approach enables a designer to plan and optimize MCC environments in which SPNs represent the system behavior and estimate the execution time of parallelizable applications.

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  • TMC now offers authors access to Code Ocean. Code Ocean is a cloud-based executable research platform that allows authors to share their algorithms in an effort to make the world’s scientific code more open and reproducible. Learn more or sign up for free.
  • We are pleased to announce that Marwan Krunz, the Kenneth VonBehren Endowed Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Arizona, USA, has been named the new Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing starting in 2017.
  • We are pleased to announce that Kevin Almeroth, Professor of Computer Science at the University of California in Santa Barbara, has been named the new Associate Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing starting in 2017.
  • According to Thomson Reuters' 2016 Journal Citation Report, TMC has an impact factor of 3.822.


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TMC is published in cooperation with: IEEE Electromagnetic Compatibility Society, IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, IEEE Technology Management Council, IEEE Information Theory Society, IEEE Instrumentation and Measurement Society, IEEE Power & Energy Society, IEEE Robotics and Automation Society, and IEEE Systems, Man, and Cybernetics Society

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