Estimating Energy usage of Transactions in Mobile Applications

International Journal of Computer Science and Engineering
© 2015 by SSRG - IJCSE Journal
Volume 2 Issue 7
Year of Publication : 2015
Authors : Vijaya Shetty S, Sarojadevi H, Navya K.M

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Vijaya Shetty S, Sarojadevi H, Navya K.M, "Estimating Energy usage of Transactions in Mobile Applications," SSRG International Journal of Computer Science and Engineering , vol. 2,  no. 7, pp. 9-14 , 2015. Crossref,


Performance of transactions in mobile applications is gaining importance due to the increased usage of these applications in mobile phones. The increased functionality of transactions in these applications incurs higher energy cost and results in degradation of performance in mobile phones. To improve the energy consumption of mobile application transactions, developers need detailed information about the energy consumption of transactions in their applications. This paper presents a review of different tools and techniques available for energy estimation of mobile applications. The paper also proposes a new technique which provides the code level energy estimation of transactions in mobile applications. This technique instruments the bytecode of the application to obtain execution paths of different transactions through the code, analyses the execution traces of the transactions and estimates the energy usage for each transaction and the application as a whole. The energy consumption feedback is given to the developer for further optimization of the code. The proposed technique does not require any expensive hardware for energy monitoring as it is based on bytecode instrumentation and profiling.


Performance, Mobile Application, Bytecode, Energy estimation, Profiling.


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