On economic mobile cloud computing model

Hongbin Liang, Dijiang Huang, Daiyuan Peng

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

10 Scopus citations


Cloud has become a promising service model for mobile devices. Using cloud services, mobile devices can outsource its computationally intensive operations to the cloud, such as searching, data mining, and multimedia processing. In this service computing model, how to build an economic service provisioning scheme is critical for mobile cloud service providers. Particularly when the mobile cloud resource is restricted. In this paper, we present an economic mobile cloud computing model using Semi-Markov Decision Process for mobile cloud resource allocation. Our model takes the considerations the cloud computing capacity, the overall cloud system gain, and expenses of mobile users using cloud services. Based on the best of our knowledge, our presented model is the first to address the economic service provisioning for mobile cloud services. In the performance evaluation, we showed that the presented economic mobile cloud computing model can produce the optimal system gain with a given cloud service inter-domain transfer probability.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationMobile Computing, Applications, and Services - 2nd International ICST Conference, MobiCASE 2010, Revised Selected Papers
EditorsMartin Griss, Guang Yang
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Number of pages13
ISBN (Print)9783642293351
StatePublished - 2012
Event2nd International Conference on Mobile Computing, Applications, and Services, MobiCASE 2010 - Santa Clara, United States
Duration: Oct 25 2010Oct 28 2010

Publication series

NameLecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social-Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering, LNICST
Volume76 LNICST
ISSN (Print)1867-8211


Other2nd International Conference on Mobile Computing, Applications, and Services, MobiCASE 2010
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySanta Clara


  • Mobile cloud computing
  • Semi-Markov decision process

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications


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