Date of Award


Degree Name

Master of Science


Computer Science

First Advisor

Dr. Leszek T. Lilien, Ph.D.

Second Advisor

Dr. Ikhlas Abdel-Qader, Ph.D.

Third Advisor

Dr. Seung-Hee Bae, Ph.D.


Cloud computing, mobile computing, mobile cloud computing (MCC), security and privacy in MCC, intertwined security and privacy

Access Setting

Masters Thesis-Open Access


Cloud Computing is an emerging technology that provides shared processing resources and data to computers and other devices on demand. On the other hand, Mobile Computing allows transmission of data, voice and video. From these two there emerges a new concept Mobile Cloud Computing which not only overcomes the problems of Mobile Computing but also integrates Cloud Computing into Mobile Environments to overcome obstacles related to Performance, Security and Environment. This paper also provides a decent description on Security and Privacy, its related problems, threats and challenges. This paper first provides details on survey of Mobile Cloud Computing, then it talks about Architecture, Application, Security and Privacy in Mobile Cloud Computing, Intertwined Security and Privacy in Mobile Cloud Computing and finally ends with Conclusion and Future work.