The impact of user-browser interaction on web performance

Raúl Peña-Ortiz, José A. Gil, Julio Sahuquillo, Ana Pont
2013 Proceedings of the 28th Annual ACM Symposium on Applied Computing - SAC '13  
The user interaction with the current web contents is a major concern when defining web workloads in order to precisely estimate system performance. However, the intrinsic difficulty to represent this behavior in a workload model leads many research works to still use workloads non representative of the current web navigations. In contrast, in previous works we demonstrated that the use of an accurate workload model that considers user's dynamism when navigating the web clearly affects system
more » ... rformance metrics. In this paper we analyze, for the first time, the effect of considering the User-Browser Interaction (UBI) as a part of user's dynamic behavior on web workload characterization in performance studies. To this end, we evaluate a typical e-commerce scenario and compare the obtained results for different UBI behaviors, such as the use of the back button and parallel browsing originated by using browser tabs or opening new windows when surfing a website.
doi:10.1145/2480362.2480497 dblp:conf/sac/Pena-OrtizGSP13 fatcat:bwxfa3ipfvczpaljy3vvj6eoe4