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International Journal of Distributed Sensor Networks
Volume 2013 (2013), Article ID 518518, 6 pages
Research Article

An Energy-Efficient Multisite Offloading Algorithm for Mobile Devices

1School of Electronic and Information Engineering, Henan University of Science and Technology, Luoyang 471023, Henan, China
2School of Computer Science and Engineering, Beihang University, Beijing 100191, China

Received 10 January 2013; Accepted 20 February 2013

Academic Editor: Jianwei Niu

Copyright © 2013 Ruifang Niu et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Computation offloading is a popular approach for reducing energy consumption of mobile devices by offloading computation to remote servers. Most of the prior work focuses on a limited form of offloading part of computation from a mobile device to a single server. However, with the advent and development of cloud computing, it is more promising for the mobile device to reduce energy consumption by offloading part of computation to multiple remote servers/sites. This paper proposes an Energy-Efficient Multisite Offloading (EMSO) algorithm, which formulates the multiway partitioning problem as the 0-1 Integer Linear Programming (ILP) problem. Moreover, our proposed EMSO algorithm adopts the multi-way graph partitioning based algorithm to solve it. Experimental results demonstrate that our algorithm can significantly reduce more energy consumption as well as execution time and better adapt to the unreliability of wireless networks (such as the network bandwidth changes), compared with the existing algorithms.