Mirroring smartphones for good: A feasibility study

Bo Zhao, Zhi Xu, Caixia Chi, Sencun Zhu, Guohong Cao

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

19 Scopus citations


More and more applications and functionalities have been introduced to smartphones, but smartphones have limited resources on computation and battery. To enhance the capacity of smartphones, an interesting idea is to use Cloud Computing and virtualization techniques to shift the workload from smartphones to a computational infrastructure. In this paper, we propose a new framework which keeps a mirror for each smartphone on a computing infrastructure in the telecom network. With mirror, we can greatly reduce the workload and virtually expand the resources of smartphones. We show the feasibility of deploying such a framework in telecom networks by protocol design, synchronization study and scalability test. To show the benefit, we introduce two applications where both the computational workload on smartphones and network traffic in telecom networks can be significantly reduced by our techniques.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationMobile and Ubiquitous Systems
Subtitle of host publicationComputing, Networking, and Services - 7th International ICST Conference, MobiQuitous 2010, Revised Selected Papers
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Number of pages13
ISBN (Print)9783642291531
StatePublished - 2012
Event7th International ICST Conference on Mobile and Ubiquitous Systems, MobiQuitous 2010 - Sydney, NSW, Australia
Duration: Dec 6 2010Dec 9 2010

Publication series

NameLecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social-Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering, LNICST
Volume73 LNICST
ISSN (Print)1867-8211


Other7th International ICST Conference on Mobile and Ubiquitous Systems, MobiQuitous 2010
CitySydney, NSW

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Networks and Communications


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