PETrA: a Software-Based Tool for Estimating the Energy Profile of Android Applications

Author email: dario.di.nucci@vub.be
Tool name: PETrA
Description: Energy efficiency is a vital characteristic of any mobile application, and indeed is becoming an important factor for user satisfaction. For this reason, in recent years several approaches and tools for measuring the energy consumption of mobile devices have been proposed. Hardware-based solutions are highly precise, but at the same time they require costly hardware toolkits. Model-based techniques require a possibly difficult calibration of the parameters needed to correctly create a model on a specific hardware device. Finally, software-based solutions are easier to use, but they are possibly less precise than hardware-based solution. In this demo, we present PETRA, a novel software-based tool for measuring the energy consumption of Android apps. With respect to other tools, PETRA is compatible with all the smartphones with Android 5.0 or higher, not requiring any device specific energy profile. We also provide evidence that our tool is able to perform similarly to hardwarebased solutions.
Bibtex: "@inproceedings{di2017petra, title={Petra: a software-based tool for estimating the energy profile of android applications}, author={Di Nucci, Dario and Palomba, Fabio and Prota, Antonio and Panichella, Annibale and Zaidman, Andy and De Lucia, Andrea}, booktitle={2017 IEEE/ACM 39th International Conference on Software Engineering Companion (ICSE-C)}, pages={3--6}, year={2017}, organization={IEEE} }"
Link to public pdf: https://dl.acm.org/citation.cfm?id=3098346
Link to tool webpage: https://figshare.com/articles/PETrA_a_Softwarebased_Tool_for_Estimating_the_Energy_Profile_of_Android_Applications/4233767/1
Link to demo: Not provided by authors
Category: None
Tags: mobile apps, estimation, energy consumption
Year and Conference: 2017, ICSE
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