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Authors: Mikko Raatikainen, Varvana Myllärniemi, Subhamoy Ghosh, Jari Pääkkö, Tomi Männistö, Mikko Ylikangas, Olli Korjus, Eero Uusitalo, Niko Mäkitalo, Heikki Peltola, Tommi Mikkonen, Tapani Leppänen, Timo Aaltonen

Category: research article

Keywords: Cloud, Software, Mobile Device

Abstract: Although cloud computing has established itself as a novel paradigm, mobile devices have unique characteristics and capabilities that are not made part of a cloud. This paper presents the notion of a mobile device cloud: mobile devices become active members in the cloud, sharing content, resources, and services with each other. We discuss how the concepts of cloud computing could be applied to mobile device clouds. Further, the implementation of some key components in a mobile device cloud is discussed.

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reviewer587-2 says:
Oct 11, 2011 12:23 AM

-The idea of a mobile device cloud is relevant and timely to the current landscape of mobile and cloud computing.
Detailed comments on the paper:
-In the self-healing compositions section, examples of self-management actions would improve the independence of the paper from referenced papers. Also, the optimization of task execution by changing the device that executes a task has been discussed in the area of mobile computing under the term "offloading" or "computation offloading". Consider discussing this.

-There are related work in the area of mobile computing and cyber foraging. Consider discussing how the current work differs from cyber foraging, e.g. (inclusion of desktops to the mobile cloud might be interesting)
-Another piece of related work is content-based search and file synchronization for mobile devices, e.g. (Is there any file synchronization in the current work? Content filtering is done, how about keyword search?)

associateEditor587 says:
Oct 25, 2011 10:25 PM

This article examines mobile cloud, in which mobile devices
are active members in the cloud. The topic is interesting and
mobile cloud solutions are currently being developed. The paper
examines the integration of cloud computing and mobile

Paper paper is well motivated and clearly presented. The main
issue is that mobile cloud starts to be reality with iOS, Android
and Windows Phone 7. There are also many recent research
proposals in this area.

A middleware solution called MIST
for content access is presented and discussed.

The main contribution of the paper is that it presents a number
of systems that the authors have developed and discusses how they
integrate mobile and the cloud domains.

There could be more references to tier-1 scientific
forums (Mobisys, Infocom etc.).

Pasi Tyrväinen
Pasi Tyrväinen says:
Nov 29, 2011 11:15 AM

Congratulations! Your manuscript has been conditionally accepted for publication in the first peer-reviewed issue of the Communications of Cloud Software journal.

To achieve this you need to read carefully the comments of the reviewers and update your manuscript accordingly in two weeks (by December 13th). Please, pay special attention on connecting the presented work with other research through references to previous research in scientific forums. Please, check also the information for authors section providing useful guidelines for revising the paper.

Looking forward for the updated version by 13.12.

Mikko Raatikainen
Mikko Raatikainen says:
Dec 13, 2011 06:52 PM

Comments to reviewers:

- We tried to clarify the difference to the services vendors provide. In short, our approach aims to keep content in the devices rather than backup synchronizing content to the cloud or even between all devices.
- We clarified the terminology in bubble browser so that it is browse paradigm; for searches readers are advised to see related work.
- In case of self management aspects, we highlighted these as future challenges for which we have only some solution ideas rather than implementation. We also pointed out the difference to cyber foraging
- We added a references

Pasi Tyrväinen
Pasi Tyrväinen says:
Dec 21, 2011 04:37 PM

Editor Decision

Your manuscript has now been accepted for publication in the first peer-reviewed issue of the Communications of Cloud Software journal.

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