Energy consumption optimization using social interaction in the mobile cloud

Katerina Papanikolaou, Constandinos X. Mavromoustakis, George Mastorakis, Athina Bourdena, Ciprian Dobre

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This paper addresses the issue of resource offloading for energy usage optimization in the cloud, using the centrality principle of social networks. Mobile users take advantage of the mobile opportunistic cloud, in order to increase their reliability in service provision by guaranteeing sufficient resources for the execution of mobile applications. This work elaborates on the improvement of the energy consumption for each mobile device, by using a social collaboration model that allows for a cooperative partial process offloading scheme. The proposed scheme uses social centrality as the underlying mobility and connectivity model for process offloading within the connected devices to maximize the energy usage efficiency, node availability and process execution reliability. Furthermore, this work considers the impact of mobility on the social-oriented offloading, by allowing partitionable resources to be executed according to the social interactions and the associated mobility of each user during the offloading process. The proposed framework is thoroughly evaluated through event driven simulations, towards defining the validity and offered efficiency of the proposed offloading policy in conjunction to the energy consumption of the wireless devices.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMobile Networks and Management - 6th International Conference, MONAMI 2014, Revised Selected Papers
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Number of pages15
ISBN (Electronic)9783319162911
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Event6th International ICST Conference on Mobile Networks and Management, MONAMI 2014 - Würzburg, Germany
Duration: 22 Sep 201424 Sep 2014

Publication series

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


Other6th International ICST Conference on Mobile Networks and Management, MONAMI 2014


  • Centrality
  • Dependable mobile computing
  • Dynamic resource migration
  • Energy conservation
  • Resource sharing
  • Social collaboration
  • Temporal execution-oriented metrics


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