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Quality Software, International Conference on (2005)
Melbourne, Australia
Sept. 19, 2005 to Sept. 20, 2005
ISSN: 1550-6002
ISBN: 0-7695-2472-9
pp: 83-90
Matthias Book , University of Leipzig, Germany
Volker Gruhn , University of Leipzig, Germany
Malte Hulder , University of Leipzig, Germany
Andre Kohler , University of Leipzig, Germany
Andreas Kriegel , Commerz Business Consulting, Commerzbank AG, Germany
<p>When considering the addition of a mobile presentation channel to an existing web-based application, a key question that has to be answered even before development begins is how the mobile channel?s characteristics will impact the user experience and the cost of using the application. If either of these factors is outside acceptable limits, economical considerations may forbid adding the channels, even if it would be feasible from a purely technical perspective. Both of these factors depend considerably on two metrics: The time required to transmit data over the mobile network, and the volume transmitted.</p> <p>The PETTICOAT method presented in this paper uses the dialog flow model and web server log files of an existing application to identify typical interaction sequences and to compile volume statistics, which are then run through a tool that simulates the volume and time that would be incurred by executing the interaction sequences on a mobile channel. From the simulated volume and time data, we can then calculate the cost of accessing the application on a mobile channel.</p>
Web engineering, mobile communications, cost estimationTopics: Software quality: measurement; Information management: economics of software quality; Emerging technology: mobile computing

V. Gruhn, M. Hulder, A. Kohler, M. Book and A. Kriegel, "Cost and Response Time Simulation forWeb-based Applications on Mobile Channels," Proceedings. Fifth International Conference on Quality Software (QSIC 2005)(QSIC), Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 2005, pp. 83-90.
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