Modeling, Profiling, and Debugging the Energy Consumption of Mobile Devices

Mohammad Ashraful Hoque, Matti Siekkinen, Kashif Nizam Khan, Yu Xiao, Sasu Tarkoma

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Software energy profilers are the tools to measure the energy consumption of mobile devices, applications running on those devices, and various hardware components. They adopt different modeling and measurement techniques. In this article, we aim to review a wide range of such energy profilers for mobile devices. First, we introduce the terminologies and describe the power modeling and measurement methodologies applied in model-based energy profiling. Next, we classify the profilers according to their implementation and deployment strategies, and compare the profiling capabilities and performance between different types. Finally, we point out their limitations and the corresponding challenges.
Original languageEnglish
Article number39
Pages (from-to)1-40
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2016
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed


  • battery model
  • design
  • discharge curve
  • energy bug
  • energy debugging
  • energy hog
  • energy hotspot
  • energy profiler
  • experiment
  • fuel gauge
  • measurement
  • performance
  • power consumption
  • power model

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