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An energy efficiency grading system for mobile applications based on usage patterns

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In selecting a mobile application, the absence of the power-related information obstructs the user from making the smart decision. To handle this problem, we propose an energy efficiency grading system for mobile applications. The system measures the power consumption of the applications over the test scenarios where the representative usage patterns of users are considered. After that, the system rates the grades of the applications based on the measured power consumption. Therefore, the user can refer to the appropriate energy efficiency grade of the applications by taking into account own usage pattern. Moreover, the proposed system provides a label for the energy efficiency grades, so the user can intuitively understand the power-related information of the applications. The evaluation of the system shows that it can help the user to select a better application among interchangeable applications.

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This research was supported by the National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF) Grant funded by the MSIP (NRF-2016R1A2B1014376).

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Baek, D., Park, J. & Lee, J. An energy efficiency grading system for mobile applications based on usage patterns. J Supercomput 74, 6502–6515 (2018). https://doi.org/10.1007/s11227-018-2439-x

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  • Energy efficiency grade
  • Power consumption
  • Low power
  • Mobile application
  • Mobile device