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Quang-Huy Nguyen and Falko Dressler, "A Smartphone Perspective on Computation Offloading – A Survey," Elsevier Computer Communications, vol. 159, pp. 133–154, June 2020.


Computation offloading has emerged as one of the promising approaches to address the issues of restricted resources, leading to poor user experiences on smartphones in terms of battery life and performance when executing CPU intensive tasks. Meanwhile, an entire research domain has been initiated around this topic and several concepts have been studied touching both the smartphone and the cloud side. In this paper, we develop a categorization of fundamental aspects regarding computation offloading in heterogeneous cloud computing from the perspective of smartphone applications. We refer to heterogeneity in terms of the multitude of smartphone applications, the various uplink channels, and the variety of cloud solutions. We also survey state-of-the-art solutions for the identified categories. Finally, we conclude with a summary of the most important research challenges in making computation offloading reality.

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Quang-Huy Nguyen
Falko Dressler

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    author = {Nguyen, Quang-Huy and Dressler, Falko},
    doi = {10.1016/j.comcom.2020.05.001},
    title = {{A Smartphone Perspective on Computation Offloading -- A Survey}},
    pages = {133--154},
    journal = {Elsevier Computer Communications},
    issn = {0140-3664},
    publisher = {Elsevier},
    month = {6},
    volume = {159},
    year = {2020},

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