A parallel approach to mobile web browsing

Kiho Kim, Hoon Mo Yang, Cheong Ghil Kim, Shin Dug Kim

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This paper present a parallel approach about mobile web browsing, especially layout and paint parts. Web browser is one of the most frequently used applications in mobile devices and performance of web browser is an important factor affecting mobile device user experience. From our previous research, we found that layout and paint takes significant portion of web browser execution time and has similar execution characteristics. In this paper, we propose parallel render tree traversal algorithm for layout and paint parts in web browser: creating thread for sub-tree traversal processing. Moreover, to validate proposed Algorithm, we design a simple simulation implementing parallel tree traversal with web page render tree. The experiment results show that execution time is reduced average 28% in dual-core, 32% in quad-core compare to single-thread execution in paint simulation. In layout simulation, average 38% in dual-core, 57% in quad-core execution time is reduced.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMobile Computing, Applications, and Services - Third International Conference, MobiCASE 2011, Revised Selected Papers
Number of pages7
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Event3rd International Conference on Mobile Computing, Applications, and Services, MobiCASE 2011 - Los Angeles, CA, United States
Duration: 2011 Oct 242011 Oct 27

Publication series

NameLecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social-Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering
Volume95 LNICST
ISSN (Print)1867-8211


Other3rd International Conference on Mobile Computing, Applications, and Services, MobiCASE 2011
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityLos Angeles, CA

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Networks and Communications


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