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

Sarah Clinch, Jan Harkes, Adrian Friday, Nigel Davies, Mahadev Satyanarayanan

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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.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2012 IEEE International Conference on Pervasive Computing and Communication (PerCom)
    PublisherIEEE
    Pages122-127
    Number of pages6
    Publication statusPublished - 2012

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