Human-centric Computing and Information Sciences
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To avoid shrinking down the performance and preserve energy, low-end mobile devices can collaborate with the nearby ones by offloading computation intensive code. However, despite the long research history, code offloading is dilatory and unfit for applications that require rapidly consecutive requests per short period. Even though Remote Procedure Call (RPC) is apparently one possible approach that can address this problem, the RPC-based or message queue-based techniques are obsolete or unwieldy for mobile platforms. Moreover, the need of accessibility beyond the limit reach of the device-to-device (D2D) networks originates another problem. This article introduces a new software framework to overcome these shortcomings by enabling routing RPC architecture on multiple group device-to-device networks. Our framework provides annotations for declaring distribution decision and out-of-box components that enable peer-to-peer offloading, even when a client app and the service provider do not have a direct network link or Internet connectivity. This article also discusses the two typical mobile applications that built on top of the framework for chatting and remote browsing services, as well as the empirical experiments with actual test-bed devices to unveil the low overhead conduct and similar performance as RPC in reality.
Minh Le, Stephen Clyde, and Young-Woo Kwon, Enabling multi hop remote method invocation in device-to-device networks, Human-centric Computing and Information Sciences 9 (2019), no. 1, 20.