Markov chain based monitoring service for fault tolerance in mobile cloud computing

Ji Su Park, Heon Chang Yu, Kwang Sik Chung, Eun Young Lee

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Abstract

Mobile cloud computing is a combination of mobile computing and cloud computing, and provides cloud computing environment through various mobile devices. Recently, due to rapid expansion of smart phone market and wireless communication environment, mobile devices are considered as resource for large scale distributed processing. But mobile devices have several problems, such as unstable wireless connection, limitation of power capacity, low communication bandwidth and frequent location changes. As resource providers, mobile devices can join and leave the distributed computing environment unpredictably. This interrupts the undergoing operation, and the delay or failure of completing the operation may cause a system failure. Because of low reliability and no-guarantee of completing an operation, it is difficult to use a mobile device as a resource. That means that mobile devices are volatile. Therefore, we should consider volatility, one of dynamic characteristics of mobile devices, for stable resource provision. In this paper, we propose a monitoring technique based on the Markov Chain model, which analyzes and predicts resource states. With the proposed monitoring technique and state prediction, a cloud system will get more resistant to the fault problem caused by the volatility of mobile devices. The proposed technique diminishes the volatility of a mobile device through modeling the patterns of past states and making a prediction of future state of a mobile device.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 25th IEEE International Conference on Advanced Information Networking and Applications Workshops, WAINA 2011
Pages520-525
Number of pages6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011 May 31
Event25th IEEE International Conference on Advanced Information Networking and Applications Workshops, WAINA 2011 - Biopolis, Singapore
Duration: 2011 Mar 222011 Mar 25

Publication series

NameProceedings - 25th IEEE International Conference on Advanced Information Networking and Applications Workshops, WAINA 2011

Other

Other25th IEEE International Conference on Advanced Information Networking and Applications Workshops, WAINA 2011
CountrySingapore
CityBiopolis
Period11/3/2211/3/25

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Keywords

  • Markov Chain
  • Mobile Cloud Computing
  • Monitoring
  • Monitoring Time Interval
  • Pattern

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Computer Science Applications

Cite this

Park, J. S., Yu, H. C., Chung, K. S., & Lee, E. Y. (2011). Markov chain based monitoring service for fault tolerance in mobile cloud computing. In Proceedings - 25th IEEE International Conference on Advanced Information Networking and Applications Workshops, WAINA 2011 (pp. 520-525). [5763554] (Proceedings - 25th IEEE International Conference on Advanced Information Networking and Applications Workshops, WAINA 2011). https://doi.org/10.1109/WAINA.2011.10