Platform support for mobile edge computing

Jaehun Lee, Hochul Lee, Young Choon Lee, Hyuck Han, Sooyong Kang

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Computing resources including mobile devices at the edge of a network are increasingly connected and capable of collaboratively processing what's believed to be too complex to them. Collaboration possibilities with today's feature-rich mobile devices go far beyond simple media content sharing, traditional video conferencing and cloud-based software as a services. The realization of these possibilities for mobile edge computing (MEC) requires non-trivial amounts of efforts in enabling multi-device resource sharing. The current practice of mobile collaborative application development remains largely at the application level. In this paper, we present CollaboRoid, a platform-level solution that provides a set of system services for mobile collaboration. CollaboRoid's platform-level design significantly eases the development of mobile collaborative applications promoting MEC. In particular, it abstracts the sharing of not only hardware resources, but also software resources and multimedia contents between multiple heterogeneous mobile devices. We implement CollaboRoid in the application framework layer of the Android stack and evaluate it with several collaboration scenarios on Nexus 5 and 7 devices. Our experimental results show the feasibility of the platform-level collaboration using CollaboRoid in terms of the latency and energy consumption.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 2017 IEEE 10th International Conference on Cloud Computing
Subtitle of host publicationCLOUD 2017
EditorsGeoffrey C. Fox
Place of PublicationPiscataway, NJ
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9781538619933
Publication statusPublished - 8 Sep 2017
Event10th IEEE International Conference on Cloud Computing, CLOUD 2017 - Honolulu, United States
Duration: 25 Jun 201730 Jun 2017


Conference10th IEEE International Conference on Cloud Computing, CLOUD 2017
CountryUnited States


  • Android
  • cloud computing
  • edge computing
  • Mobile collaboration
  • resource sharing

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