Reinforcing Edge Computing with Multipath TCP Enabled Mobile Device Clouds

Venkatraman Balasubramanian, Kees Kroep, Kishor Chandra Joshi, R. Venkatesha Prasad

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In recent years, enormous growth has been witnessed in the computational and storage capabilities of mobile devices. However, much of this computational and storage capabilities are not always fully used. On the other hand, popularity of mobile edge computing which aims to replace the traditional centralized powerful cloud with multiple edge servers is rapidly growing. In particular, applications having strict latency requirements can be best served by the mobile edge clouds due to a reduced round-trip delay. In this paper we propose a Multi-Path TCP (MPTCP) enabled mobile device cloud (MDC) as a replacement to the existing TCP based or D2D device cloud techniques, as it effectively makes use of the available bandwidth by providing much higher throughput as well as ensures robust wireless connectivity. We investigate the congestion in mobile-device cloud formation resulting mainly due to the message passing for service providing nodes at the time of discovery, service continuity and formation of cloud composition. We propose a user space agent called congestion handler that enable offloading of packets from one sub-flow to the other under link quality constraints. Further, we discuss the benefits of this design and perform preliminary analysis of the system.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2019 Fourth International Conference on Fog and Mobile Edge Computing (FMEC)
Place of PublicationDanvers
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-7281-1796-6
ISBN (Print)978-1-7281-1797-3
Publication statusPublished - 2019
Event4th International Conference on Fog and Mobile Edge Computing, FMEC 2019 - Rome, Italy
Duration: 10 Jun 201913 Jun 2019


Conference4th International Conference on Fog and Mobile Edge Computing, FMEC 2019


  • Cloud Composition
  • Mobile Device Cloud
  • Optimization
  • Synchronization


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