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MOBILITY MODELS, MOBILE CODE OFFLOADING, AND P2P NETWORKS OF SMARTPHONES ON THE CLOUD

KOSTA, SOKOL
Fonte: La Sapienza Universidade de Roma Publicador: La Sapienza Universidade de Roma
Tipo: Tese de Doutorado
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It was just a few years ago when I bought my first smartphone. And now, (almost) all of my friends possess at least one of these powerful devices. International Data Corporation (IDC) reports that smartphone sales showed strong growth worldwide in 2011, with 491.4 million units sold – up to 61.3 percent from 2010. Furthermore, IDC predicts that 686 million smartphones will be sold in 2012, 38.4 percent of all handsets shipped. Silently, we are becoming part of a big mobile smartphone network, and it is amazing how the perception of the world is changing thanks to these small devices. If many years ago the birth of Internet enabled the possibility to be online, smartphones nowadays allow to be online all the time. Today we use smartphones to do many of the tasks we used to do on desktops, and many new ones. We browse the Internet, watch videos, upload data on social networks, use online banking, find our way by using GPS and online maps, and communicate in revolutionary ways. Along with these benefits, these fancy and exciting devices brought many challenges to the research area of mobile and distributed systems. One of the first problems that captured our attention was the study of the network that potentially could be created by interconnecting all the smartphones together. Typically...