Performance assessment of an architecture with adaptative interfaces for people with special needs

Gómez Martínez, María Elena and González Cabero, Rafael and Merseguer Ruiz, José (2014). Performance assessment of an architecture with adaptative interfaces for people with special needs. "Empirical Software Engineering", v. 19 (n. null); pp. 3-54. ISSN 1382-3256. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10664-013-9297-1.

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Title: Performance assessment of an architecture with adaptative interfaces for people with special needs
Author/s:
  • Gómez Martínez, María Elena
  • González Cabero, Rafael
  • Merseguer Ruiz, José
Item Type: Article
Título de Revista/Publicación: Empirical Software Engineering
Date: 2014
ISSN: 1382-3256
Volume: 19
Subjects:
Freetext Keywords: Software architecture; Performance assessment;ICT for people with special needs; Industrial report; Performance patterns and antipatterns
Faculty: E.T.S. de Ingenieros Informáticos (UPM)
Department: Lenguajes y Sistemas Informáticos e Ingeniería del Software
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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Abstract

People in industrial societies carry more and more portable electronic devices (e.g., smartphone or console) with some kind of wireles connectivity support. Interaction with auto-discovered target devices present in the environment (e.g., the air conditioning of a hotel) is not so easy since devices may provide inaccessible user interfaces (e.g., in a foreign language that the user cannot understand). Scalability for multiple concurrent users and response times are still problems in this domain. In this paper, we assess an interoperable architecture, which enables interaction between people with some kind of special need and their environment. The assessment, based on performance patterns and antipatterns, tries to detect performance issues and also tries to enhance the architecture design for improving system performance. As a result of the assessment, the initial design changed substantially. We refactorized the design according to the Fast Path pattern and The Ramp antipattern. Moreover, resources were correctly allocated. Finally, the required response time was fulfilled in all system scenarios. For a specific scenario, response time was reduced from 60 seconds to less than 6 seconds.

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Item ID: 31175
DC Identifier: http://oa.upm.es/31175/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:31175
DOI: 10.1007/s10664-013-9297-1
Official URL: http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10664-013-9297-1
Deposited by: Memoria Investigacion
Deposited on: 21 Oct 2014 14:35
Last Modified: 23 Nov 2017 10:00
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