A survey of mobile cloud computing: architecture, applications, and approaches
Article first published online: 11 OCT 2011
Copyright © 2011 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing
Volume 13, Issue 18, pages 1587–1611, 25 December 2013
How to Cite
Dinh, H. T., Lee, C., Niyato, D. and Wang, P. (2013), A survey of mobile cloud computing: architecture, applications, and approaches. Wirel. Commun. Mob. Comput., 13: 1587–1611. doi: 10.1002/wcm.1203
- Issue published online: 25 NOV 2013
- Article first published online: 11 OCT 2011
- Manuscript Accepted: 28 AUG 2011
- Manuscript Received: 22 JUN 2011
- mobile cloud computing;
- mobile services
Together with an explosive growth of the mobile applications and emerging of cloud computing concept, mobile cloud computing (MCC) has been introduced to be a potential technology for mobile services. MCC integrates the cloud computing into the mobile environment and overcomes obstacles related to the performance (e.g., battery life, storage, and bandwidth), environment (e.g., heterogeneity, scalability, and availability), and security (e.g., reliability and privacy) discussed in mobile computing. This paper gives a survey of MCC, which helps general readers have an overview of the MCC including the definition, architecture, and applications. The issues, existing solutions, and approaches are presented. In addition, the future research directions of MCC are discussed. Copyright © 2011 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.