MOBILESoft 2022
Tue 17 - Wed 18 May 2022
co-located with ICSE 2022
Tue 17 May 2022 07:43 - 08:03 at MOBILESoft room - Session 1: Resource Consumption Chair(s): Mei Nagappan

Context. With “work from home” policies becoming the norm during the COVID-19 pandemic, videoconferencing apps have soared in popularity, especially on mobile devices. However, mobile devices only have limited energy capacities, and their batteries degrade slightly with each charge/discharge cycle.
Goal. With this research we aim at comparing the energy consumption of two Android videoconferencing apps, and studying the impact that different features and settings of these apps have on energy consumption.
Method. We conduct an empirical experiment by utilizing as subjects Google Meet and Zoom. We test the impact of multiple factors on the energy consumption: number of call participants, microphone and camera use, and virtual backgrounds.
Results. Zoom results to be more energy efficient than Google Meet, albeit only to a small extent. Camera use is the most energy greedy feature, while the use of virtual background only marginally impacts energy consumption. Number of participants affect differently the energy consumption of the apps. As exception, microphone use does not significantly affect energy consumption.
Conclusions. Most features of Android videoconferencing apps significantly impact their energy consumption. As implication for users, selecting which features to use can significantly prolong their mobile battery charge. For developers, our results provide empirical evidence on which features are more energy-greedy, and how features can impact differently energy consumption across apps.

Tue 17 May

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07:30 - 09:00
Session 1: Resource ConsumptionPlenary / Technical Papers / NIER (Novel Ideas and Emerging Results) at MOBILESoft room
Chair(s): Mei Nagappan University of Waterloo
Predicting The Energy Consumption Level of Java Classes in Android Apps: An Exploratory Analysis
NIER (Novel Ideas and Emerging Results)
Emanuele Iannone University of Salerno, Manuel De Stefano Università di Salerno, Fabiano Pecorelli Tampere University, Andrea De Lucia University of Salerno
DOI Pre-print Media Attached
Do You Have the Energy for This Meeting? An Empirical Study on the Energy Consumption of Android Videoconferencing Apps
Technical Papers
Leonhard Wattenbach , Basel Aslan Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Matteo Maria Fiore Vrije Universiteit (VU) Amsterdam, Henley Ding , Roberto Verdecchia Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Ivano Malavolta Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Pre-print Media Attached
Extending EcoAndroid with Automated Detection of Resource Leaks
Technical Papers
Ricardo B. Pereira INESC-ID and IST, University of Lisbon, João F. Ferreira INESC-ID and IST, University of Lisbon, Alexandra Mendes Faculty of Engineering, University of Porto & INESC TEC, Rui Abreu Faculty of Engineering, University of Porto, Portugal
Quantifying Daily Evolution of Mobile Software Based on Memory Allocator Churn
NIER (Novel Ideas and Emerging Results)
Gunnar Kudrjavets University of Groningen, Jeff Thomas Facebook, Inc., Aditya Kumar Snap, Inc., Nachiappan Nagappan Facebook, Ayushi Rastogi University of Groningen, The Netherlands
DOI Pre-print Media Attached
Breakout rooms with the authors

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Tue 17 May 2022 07:30 - 09:00 at MOBILESoft room - Session 1: Resource Consumption Chair(s): Mei Nagappan
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