Coordinating proactive social devices in a mobile cloud: Lessons learned and a way forward

Niko Mäkitalo, Timo Aaltonen, Tommi Mikkonen

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    Recent device shipment trends strongly indicate that the number of Web-enabled devices other than PCs and smart phones are growing rapidly. Marking the end of the dominant era of these two traditional device categories, people will soon commonly use various types of Internet-connected devices in their daily lives, where no single device will dominate. Since today's devices are mostly standalone and only stay in sync in limited ways, new approaches are needed for mastering the complexity arising from the world of many types of devices, created by different manufacturers and implementing competing standards. Today, the most common denominator for dealing with the differences is using clouds. Unfortunately, however, while the cloud is well suited for numerous activities, there are also serious limitations, especially when considering systems that consist of numerous, battery-powered computing devices that have limited connectivity. In this paper, we provide an insight to our research where totally cloud-based orchestration of cooperating devices is partitioned into more local actions, where constant communication with the cloud backend can be at least partially omitted.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationMOBILESoft '16 Proceedings of the International Conference on Mobile Software Engineering and Systems
    Number of pages10
    ISBN (Electronic)9781450341783
    Publication statusPublished - 14 May 2016
    Publication typeA4 Article in conference proceedings
    EventInternational Conference on Mobile Software Engineering and Systems -
    Duration: 1 Jan 2000 → …


    ConferenceInternational Conference on Mobile Software Engineering and Systems
    Period1/01/00 → …


    • Cloud computing
    • Cyber-physical systems
    • Internet of things
    • Mobile cloud
    • Multi-device ownership
    • Multi-device programming

    Publication forum classification

    • Publication forum level 1

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Control and Systems Engineering
    • Software
    • Computer Science Applications
    • Signal Processing


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