Delivering mobile cloud services to the user: description, discovery, and consumption

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O'Sullivan, Michael J.
Grigoras, Dan
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The mobile cloud computing paradigm can offer relevant and useful services to the users of smart mobile devices. Such public services already exist on the web and in cloud deployments, by implementing common web service standards. However, these services are described by mark-up languages, such as XML, that cannot be comprehended by non-specialists. Furthermore, the lack of common interfaces for related services makes discovery and consumption difficult for both users and software. The problem of service description, discovery, and consumption for the mobile cloud must be addressed to allow users to benefit from these services on mobile devices. This paper introduces our work on a mobile cloud service discovery solution, which is utilised by our mobile cloud middleware, Context Aware Mobile Cloud Services (CAMCS). The aim of our approach is to remove complex mark-up languages from the description and discovery process. By means of the Cloud Personal Assistant (CPA) assigned to each user of CAMCS, relevant mobile cloud services can be discovered and consumed easily by the end user from the mobile device. We present the discovery process, the architecture of our own service registry, and service description structure. CAMCS allows services to be used from the mobile device through a user's CPA, by means of user defined tasks. We present the task model of the CPA enabled by our solution, including automatic tasks, which can perform work for the user without an explicit request.
Mobile cloud , Middleware , Services , Description , Discovery , Consumption
O'SULLIVAN, M. J. & GRIGORAS, D. 2015. Delivering Mobile Cloud Services to the User: Description, Discovery, and Consumption. 2015 IEEE International Conference on Mobile Services (MS). New York City, USA, 27 Jun - 2 Jul. 2015. IEEE. pp. 49-56. doi:10.1109/MobServ.2015.17
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