Title: Performance tuning and cost discovery of mobile web-based applications

Authors: Matthias Book, Volker Gruhn, Malte Hulder, Andre Kohler

Addresses: Department of Computer Science, University of Leipzig, Klostergasse 3, 04109 Leipzig, Germany. ' Department of Computer Science, University of Leipzig, Klostergasse 3, 04109 Leipzig, Germany. ' Department of Computer Science, University of Leipzig, Klostergasse 3, 04109 Leipzig, Germany. ' Department of Computer Science, University of Leipzig, Klostergasse 3, 04109 Leipzig, Germany

Abstract: When considering the addition of a mobile presentation channel to an existing web-based application, project managers should know how the mobile channel|s characteristics will impact the user experience and the cost of using the application, even before development begins. The PETTICOAT (Performance Tuning and cost discovery of mobile web-based Applications) approach presented here provides decision-makers with indicators on the economical feasibility of mobile channel development. In a nutshell, it involves analysing interaction patterns on the existing stationary channel, identifying key business processes among them, measuring the time and data volume incurred in their execution, and then simulating how the same interaction patterns would run when subjected to the frame conditions of a mobile channel. As a result of the simulation, we then gain time and volume projections for those interaction patterns that allow us to estimate the costs incurred by executing certain business processes on different mobile channels.

Keywords: web engineering; mobile communications; cost estimation; performance tuning; mobile channels.

DOI: 10.1504/IJWET.2007.012056

International Journal of Web Engineering and Technology, 2007 Vol.3 No.3, pp.254 - 270

Available online: 16 Jan 2007 *

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