Cyber foraging seeks to expand the capabilities and battery life of mobile devices by offloading intensive computations to nearby computing nodes (the surrogates). Although promising, current approaches to cyber foraging tend to impose a strict separation between the application state maintained on the mobile device, and data processed on the surrogates. In this paper, we argue that this separation limits the applicability of cyber foraging, and explore how state sharing could be implemented in practice.
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