Evaluation of Distributed SOAP and RESTful MobileWeb Services
AlShahwan, F, Moessner, K and Carrez, F (2010) Evaluation of Distributed SOAP and RESTful MobileWeb Services International Journal on Advances in Networks and Services, 3 (3 & 4). 447 - 461. ISSN 1942-2644
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Even mobile Web Services are still provided using servers that usually reside in the core networks. Main reason for not providing large and complex Web Services from resource limited mobile devices is not only the volatility of wireless connections and mobility of mobile hosts, but also, the often limited processing power. Offloading of some of the processing tasks is one step towards achieving optimal mobile Web Service provision. This paper presents two frameworks for providing distributed mobile Web Services: One mobile service provision framework is built on Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP), while the other implements Representational State Transfer (REST) architecture. Both frameworks have been extended with offloading functionality and different types of resource intensive operations, i.e., process intensive and bandwidth intensive services, have been tested. The results show that using a REST-based framework leads of a better performing offloading behaviour, compared to SOAP-based mobile services. Distributed mobile services based on REST consume fewer resources and achieve better performance compared to SOAP based mobile services. The paper describes the approach, evaluation method and findings.
|Additional Information:||2010, © Copyright by authors, Published under agreement with IARIA - www.iaria.org|
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||Mobile Web Services; REST; SOAP; Service Distribution|
|Divisions:||Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences > Electronic Engineering > Centre for Communication Systems Research|
|Depositing User:||Symplectic Elements|
|Date Deposited:||20 Jan 2012 16:45|
|Last Modified:||23 Sep 2013 19:02|
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