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The Scientific World Journal
Volume 2014 (2014), Article ID 232419, 19 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2014/232419
Research Article

Spontaneous Ad Hoc Mobile Cloud Computing Network

1Universidad San Jorge, A-23, km 299, Villanueva de Gállego, 50830 Zaragoza, Spain
2Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, Camino Vera S/N, 46022 Valencia, Spain

Received 28 April 2014; Accepted 10 July 2014; Published 17 August 2014

Academic Editor: Zhongmei Zhou

Copyright © 2014 Raquel Lacuesta 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.

Abstract

Cloud computing helps users and companies to share computing resources instead of having local servers or personal devices to handle the applications. Smart devices are becoming one of the main information processing devices. Their computing features are reaching levels that let them create a mobile cloud computing network. But sometimes they are not able to create it and collaborate actively in the cloud because it is difficult for them to build easily a spontaneous network and configure its parameters. For this reason, in this paper, we are going to present the design and deployment of a spontaneous ad hoc mobile cloud computing network. In order to perform it, we have developed a trusted algorithm that is able to manage the activity of the nodes when they join and leave the network. The paper shows the network procedures and classes that have been designed. Our simulation results using Castalia show that our proposal presents a good efficiency and network performance even by using high number of nodes.