Hierarchical Brokering with Feedback Control Framework in Mobile Device-Centric Clouds

Chao Lieh Chen, Chao Chun Chen, Chun Ting Chen

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We propose a hierarchical brokering architecture (HiBA) and Mobile Multicloud Networking (MMCN) feedback control framework for mobile device-centric cloud (MDC2) computing. Exploiting the MMCN framework and RESTful web-based interconnection, each tier broker probes resource state of its federation for control and management. Real-time and seamless services were developed. Case studies including intrafederation energy-aware balancing based on fuzzy feedback control and higher tier load balancing are further demonstrated to show how HiBA with MMCN relieves the embedding of algorithms when developing services. Theoretical performance model and real-world experiments both show that an MDC2 based on HiBA features better quality in terms of resource availability and network latency if it federates devices with enough resources distributed in lower tier hierarchy. The proposed HiBA realizes a development platform for MDC2 computing which is a feasible solution to User-Centric Networks (UCNs).

Original languageEnglish
Article number3057397
JournalMobile Information Systems
Publication statusPublished - 2016

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Computer Networks and Communications


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