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M. Nadhom, P. Loskot, M. Katz and F. Fitzek, "Portable clouds for provisioning of computing services in networks with very limited connectivity," 2017 International Electrical Engineering Congress (iEECON), Pattaya, 2017, pp. 1-4. doi: 10.1109/IEECON.2017.8075821

Portable clouds for provisioning of computing services in networks with very limited connectivity

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Author: Nadhom, Murooj1; Loskot, Pavel1; Katz, Marcos2;
Organizations: 1College of Engineering Swansea University Swansea, UK
2Dept. of Elect. Inf. Eng. University of Oulu Oulu, Finland
3Facul. Elect. Compo Eng. TU Dresden Dresden, Germany
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Version: accepted version
Access: open
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Language: English
Published: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 2017
Publish Date: 2018-08-07


In this paper, portable clouds are devised after observing similarities between providing the Internet access to users onboard vehicles and to users in remote resources-constrained communities. In both cases, a gateway connection to the core network is bandwidth-limited and unreliable. Portable clouds are intended to provide applications and services in scenarios even when the gateway link is not available at all for extended periods of time. Portable clouds exploit cache to store contents and provide computing resources locally while the applications are modified to facilitate acceptable QoE. The cache is updated infrequently and only when a fast connection becomes available, or when the contents are physically delivered to the cache using a memory medium.

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ISBN: 978-1-5090-4666-9
ISBN Print: 978-1-5090-4667-6
Pages: 1 - 4
Article number: 8075821
DOI: 10.1109/IEECON.2017.8075821
Host publication: 2017 International Electrical Engineering Congress (iEECON) proceedings
Conference: International Electrical Engineering Congress
Type of Publication: A4 Article in conference proceedings
Field of Science: 213 Electronic, automation and communications engineering, electronics
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