An invited talk on the topic “An Introduction to Mobile Cloud Computing”

School of Information Technology had an invited talk on the topic “An Introduction to Mobile Cloud Computing” by Assistant Professor Dusit Niyato from the Division of Computer Communications, School of Computer Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. The talk was held on Friday, 19 July 2013 from 14:00-16:00 at BBD.

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The Abstract of the talk and short bio of the speaker are provided below:

Abstract:

Together with an explosive growth of the mobile applications and the usefulness of the cloud computing concepts, mobile cloud computing has emerged as a potential enabling technology for future generation mobile services and applications. Mobile cloud computing integrates the cloud computing concepts into the mobile environment and overcomes obstacles related to the performance improvement of mobile computing systems (e.g., battery life, bandwidth, and capacity), networking environment (e.g., heterogeneity, scalability, and availability), and mobile system security (e.g., reliability and privacy).

In this tutorial, an exposition to mobile cloud computing will be provided. Starting with the motivations of mobile cloud computing, the basics of the relevant technologies including mobile and wireless services, grid and utility computing, and cloud computing will be discussed. Then, the details of a mobile computing architecture and its components will be described. In particular, an overview of the concepts such as data center, Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), Platform as a Service (PaaS), and Software as a Service (SaaS) will be given. Next, a variety of applications which use mobile cloud computing will be discussed. Then, the research issues and challenges in mobile cloud services, and different approaches proposed in the literature to solve these challenges will be discussed. In this context, two optimization models developed for mobility-aware offloading and admission control of mobile cloud users in mobile cloud computing environment will be presented. To this end, we will outline several major research directions in mobile cloud computing which include power management and quality-of-service support for mobile  devices, standard interface for data exchange, service pricing and revenue management for service providers, and service convergence for application developers.

Bio:

Dusit Niyato (http://www3.ntu.edu.sg/home/dniyato/) is currently an Assistant Professor in the Division of Computer Communications, School of Computer Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. His current research interests include design, analysis, and optimization of wireless communication and networks, mobile cloud computing, smart grid systems, and green radio communications. He is co-author of the books Dynamic Spectrum Access and Management in Cognitive Radio Networks and Game Theory in Wireless and Communication Networks: Theory, Models, and Applications. He has published more than 80 papers in leading Journal and Conferences related to protocol design and radio resource management in mobile communication systems. Dr. Niyato serves as an Editor for the IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing (WCMC) Journal, and Journal of Communications and Networks (JCN). He served as a co-chair for the Next Generation Mobile Networks Symposium held in conjunction with International Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing Conference (IWCMC) in 2009 and 201

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