Leveraging Cloudlets for Immersive Collaborative Applications

Tim Verbelen, Pieter Simoens, Filip De Turck, Bart Dhoedt
2013 IEEE pervasive computing  
Cyber foraging has already shown itself to be succesful for enabling resource-intensive applications on mobile devices. Offloading applications or parts thereof to nearby infrastructure -also denoted as cloudlets -can lower execution time and/or save energy. However, in view of immersive applications, two challenges still remain. First, due to the real-time constraints of immersive applications, optimizing generic metrics such as execution time or energy is not sufficient. Therefore we propose
more » ... component-based cyber foraging framework that optimizes application specific metrics, not only by offloading, but also by configuring application components at runtime. Second, as immersive applications tend to process location aware data, much processing is replicated when multiple users are in the same environment. Therefore, our framework also enables collaborative scenarios by sharing components between multiple devices.
doi:10.1109/mprv.2013.66 fatcat:g5s32hmzmrfh3kvvxiqgay5oou