Deploying Mobile Computation in Cloud Service Cloud Computing
edited by: Martin G. Jaatun, Gansen Zhao, Chunming Rong
Cloud computing advocates a service-oriented computing par- adigm where various kinds of resources are organized in a virtual way. How to specify and execute tasks to make use of the resources efficiently thus becomes an important problem in cloud computing. Mobile computation is often regarded as a good alternative to conventional RPC-based technology for situations where resources can be dynamically bound to computations. In this paper, we propose a middleware framework for cloud computing to deploy mobile computation, especially mobile agent technology, in cloud services. The major issues to enable mobile agent-based services in the service-oriented computing are discussed and the corresponding mechanisms in the framework are introduced.