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When Mice Consume Like Elephants: Instant Messaging Applications
Linköping University, Department of Computer and Information Science, Software and Systems. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology. (Real-Time Systems Laboratory)
Linköping University, Department of Computer and Information Science, Software and Systems. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology. (Real-Time Systems Laboratory)
Linköping University, Department of Computer and Information Science, Software and Systems. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology. (Real-Time Systems Laboratory)
2014 (English)In: e-Energy '14: Proceedings of the 5th international conference on Future energy systems, ACM Press, 2014, 97-107 p.Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

A recent surge in the usage of instant messaging (IM) applications on mobile devices has brought the energy efficiency of these applications into focus of attention. Although IM applications are changing the message communication landscape, this work illustrates that the current versions of IM applications differ vastly in energy consumption when using the third generation (3G) cellular communication. This paper shows the interdependency between energy consumption and IM data patterns in this context. We analyse the user interaction pattern using a IM dataset, consisting of 1043370 messages collected from 51 mobile users. Based on the usage characteristics, we propose a message bundling technique that aggregates consecutive messages over time, reducing the energy consumption with a trade-off against latency. The results show that message bundling can save up to 43% in energy consumption while still maintaining the conversation function. Finally, the energy cost of a common functionality used in IM applications that informs that the user is currently typing a response, so called typing notification, is evaluated showing an energy increase ranging from 40-104%.

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ACM Press, 2014. 97-107 p.
Keyword [en]
instant messaging, transmission energy, UMTS, mobile devices
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Telecommunications
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URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-108223DOI: 10.1145/2602044.2602054ISBN: 978-1-4503-2819-7 (print)OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-108223DiVA: diva2:729618
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5th international conference on Future energy systems (e-Energy 2014), June 11-13, 2014, Cambridge, UK
Available from: 2014-06-26 Created: 2014-06-26 Last updated: 2014-08-22Bibliographically approved

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