Offloading Computations to Mobile Devices and Cloudlets via an Upgraded NFC Communication Protocol

Dimitris Chatzopoulos, C. Bermejo Fernandez, S. Kosta, Pan Hui

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The increasing complexity of smartphone applications and services necessitate high battery consumption, but the growth of smartphones' battery capacity is not keeping pace with these increasing power demands. To overcome this problem, researchers gave birth to the Mobile Cloud Computing (MCC) research area. In this paper, we advance on previous ideas, proposing and implementing a Near Field Communication (NFC)-based computation offloading framework. This research is motivated by the advantages of NFC's short distance communication, its better security, and its low battery consumption characteristics. We design a new NFC communication protocol that overcomes the limitations of the default NFC protocol; removing the need for constant user interaction, the one-way communication restraint, and the limit on low data size transfer. We present experimental results of the energy consumption and the time duration of computationally and data intensive representative applications: (i) RSA key generation and encryption, (ii) gaming/puzzles, (iii) face detection, (iv) media download from the Internet, and (v) data transferring between the mobile and the cloudlet. Finally, we show that devices that offload application parts considerably reduce their energy consumption due to the low-power NFC interface and the benefits of offloading.
OriginalsprogEngelsk
TidsskriftIEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing
Sider (fra-til)1-14
Antal sider14
ISSN1536-1233
DOI
StatusUdgivet - 12 feb. 2019

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Mobile devices
Network protocols
Smartphones
Energy utilization
Mobile cloud computing
Communication
Face recognition
Cryptography
Internet
Near field communication

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Offloading Computations to Mobile Devices and Cloudlets via an Upgraded NFC Communication Protocol. / Chatzopoulos, Dimitris; Fernandez, C. Bermejo; Kosta, S.; Hui, Pan.

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