AEON: Automated Android Energy-Efficiency InspectiON

Compatible with: IntelliJ IDEA Android Studio
Mar 07, 2017
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Energy-Efficiency is a crucial analysis that if performed correctly provides strong competitive value to mobile applications. Unfortunately, developers find the body of knowledge and tools to perform such analysis significantly fragmented. Furthermore, performing this analysis is a time-consuming and error-prone activity. This paper introduces the AEON solution, which provides developers with a useful methodology to automate analysis and visualization of energy concerns. Our contributions include: (1) Detection and solution models for resource leaks and energy hotspots, where the best practices related to each case are implemented; (2) An Android tailored Inter-procedural Control Flow-, Callback- and Lifecycle- sensitive Graph and (3) An IDE plugin that enforces these models by proactively notifying the developer of energy problems and solutions if available(providing refactoring, fixes or suggestions), and energy consumption information, both statically and dynamically. Finally, we conduct an evaluation of the energy concerns and the effectiveness of the aforementioned detection models.
AEON offers a energy-aware developing environment for the Android platform . These are AEON main features:
A static Analysis tool to inspect common bad practices while using Android API(WakeLcoks, Service Providers and other resources).
Per-method energy consumption estimates, we analyzed them based on previous research findings on energy consumption.
Energy profiling and visualization, by integrating our plugin with Trepn(please visit, we offer a transparent and automated interaction when analyzing the energy consumption of your app.
Beta Version. AEON is part of an ongoing research conducted by David I. Samudio at George Mason University. If you want to cite my work or contact me , please mail me at dgonza10 at gmu dot edu
This work was performed when I was advised by Dr. Sam Malek. He is currently at UCI.

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