Mobile cloud computing (MCC) is an emerging computing approach which can be served as an important enabler for Internet of Things (IoT) applications and services. MCC extends the capabilities of mobile devices (including smart-phones, tablets, sensors, etc.) using the massive resources offered by cloud datacenters. Other than classical cloud servers situated on the internet, the edge cloud or cloudlet can be used as computation and storage resources, as well. Although the capacity of the edge cloud may be lower than the classical cloud, its proximity to end-users and dense geographical distribution can lead to reduced latency, improved QoS and better mobility support for IoT’s applications and services.
With a market value of US$9.5 billion in 2014, MCC is supposed to become a major filed of Industrial growth and competition in next few years. Besides, high capacities offered by the 5th generation (5G) mobile network is expected to cause rapid development and further popularity of mobile services, pushing the MCC market.
This one-day workshop intends to bring together researchers and professionals working on all areas relevant to mobile cloud computing. The industrial participation or joint academic and industrial papers are highly appreciated. Both regular and vision papers can be submitted for the review process. All submissions must describe original research, not published or currently under review for another workshop, conference, or journal. Areas of interest include, but are not limited to: