MashReduce – Server-Side Mashups for Mobile Devices

  • Joonas Salo
  • Timo Aaltonen
  • Tommi Mikkonen
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 6646)


In the past few years, the Web has become a popular deployment environment for new kinds of software applications. In the new era of web-based software, applications live on the Web as services, and consist of data, code and other resources that can be located anywhere in the world. Furthermore, web sites, commonly referred to as mashups, that combine (”mash up”) content from more than one source have become common. So far, mashups have been usually built such that the client downloads and combines data. While this enables using already existing resources in new contexts, this is also a fundamental restriction. In this paper, we introduce an architecture that enables a client system to upload code to servers that then run the code to create application specific content. In addition, we demonstrate the capabilities of the system with a simple application that performs face detection for various photographs residing in the servers.


Mobile Device Content Server Master Server MapReduce Programming Model Grid Computing System 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Joonas Salo
    • 1
  • Timo Aaltonen
    • 2
  • Tommi Mikkonen
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Software SystemsTampere Univeristy of TechnologyTampereFinland
  2. 2.Nokia Research CenterTampereFinland

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