Cellular and wireless communication, portable computers, and satellite services promise to make it possible for mobile users to have access to information anywhere and anytime. However, mobile computing is characterized by many constraints. Any feasible approach to mobile computing must strike a balance between competing issues. This balance cannot be static as the environment of mobile computing changes; it must react, or in other words, the clients must be adaptive. We propose an approach for adaptive mobile applications based on mobile code and report on our experience in the context of one resource-intense application, an MP3 player. The results show that both increased application performance and reductions in power consumption are possible under certain conditions by shipping the resource-intensive decoding to the less constraint access network.

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Keywords Application software, Digital audio players, Electronic switching systems, Energy consumption, Filtering, Network servers, Power engineering and energy, Power engineering computing, TCPIP, Transport protocols
Persistent URL dx.doi.org/10.1109/HICSS.2002.994514
Conference 35th Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, HICSS 2002
Kunz, T, & Omar, S. (2002). An adaptive MP3 player: Reducing power consumption and increasing application performance. Presented at the 35th Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, HICSS 2002. doi:10.1109/HICSS.2002.994514