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How close is close enough? Understanding the role of cloudlets in supporting display appropriation by mobile users

Clinch, S. and Harkes, J. and Friday, A. and Davies, N. and Satyanarayanan, M. (2012) How close is close enough? Understanding the role of cloudlets in supporting display appropriation by mobile users. In: Pervasive Computing and Communications (PerCom), 2012 IEEE International Conference on. IEEE, 122 -127. ISBN 978-1-4673-0256-2

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Abstract

Transient use of displays by mobile users was prophesied two decades ago. Today, convergence of a range of technologies enable the realization of this vision. For researchers in this space, one key question is where to physically locate the application for which the display has been appropriated. The emergence of cloud and cloudlet computing has increased the range of possible locations. In this paper we focus on understanding the extent to which application location impacts user experience when appropriating displays. We describe a usage model in which public displays can be appropriated to support spontaneous use of interactive applications, present an example architecture based on cloudlets, and explore how application location impacts user experience.

Item Type: Contribution in Book/Report/Proceedings
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Departments: Faculty of Science and Technology > School of Computing & Communications
ID Code: 57245
Deposited By: ep_importer_pure
Deposited On: 13 Aug 2012 11:22
Refereed?: No
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 10 Apr 2014 01:23
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URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/57245

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