Research Area:  Cloud Computing
Computational offloading in Mobile Cloud Computing (MCC) has attracted attention due to benefits in energy saving and improved mobile application performance. Nevertheless, this technique underperforms if the offloading decision ignores contextual information. While recent studies have highlighted the use of contextual information to improve the computational offloading decision, there still remain challenges regarding the dynamic nature of the MCC environment. Most solutions design a single reasoner for the offloading decision and do not know how accurate and precise this technique is, so that when applied in real-world environments it can contribute to inaccurate decisions and consequently the low performance of the overall system. Thus, this paper proposes a Context-Sensitive Offloading System (CSOS) that takes advantage of the main machine-learning reasoning techniques and robust profiling system to provide offloading decisions with high levels of accuracy. We first evaluate the main classification algorithms under our database and the results show that JRIP and J48 classifiers achieves 95% accuracy. Secondly, we develop and evaluate our system under controlled and real scenarios, where context information changes from one experiment to another. Under these conditions, CSOS makes correct decisions as well as ensuring performance gains and energy efficiency.
Author(s) Name:  Warley Junior,Eduardo Oliveira,Albertinin Santos and Kelvin Dias
Journal name:  Future Generation Computer Systems
Publisher name:  ELSEVIER
Volume Information:  Volume 90, January 2019, Pages 503-520
Paper Link:   https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0167739X17326729