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JSW 2016 Vol.11(6): 554-568 ISSN: 1796-217X
doi: 10.17706/jsw.11.6.554-568

Software Aging Issues in Streaming Video Player

Jean Araujo1∗, Felipe Oliveira1, Rubens Matos2,3, Matheus Torquato4, Joao Ferreira2, Paulo Maciel2
1Academic Unit of Garanhuns, Federal Rural University of Pernambuco, Garanhuns, Brazil.
2Informatics Center, Federal University of Pernambuco, Recife, Brazil.
3Federal Institute of Education, Science, and Technology of Sergipe, Lagarto, Brazil.
4Campus Arapiraca, Federal Institute of Alagoas, Arapiraca, Brazil.


Abstract—Many researchers around the world are working hard to improve cloud-based services focusing on server-side and communication aspects. This is especially true for services which demand high processing power and storage space on their server’s infrastructure, such as live video streaming on the web and video on demand. However, issues on client-side applications are often neglected or studied to a lower extent. In this context, this paper evaluates the occurrence of software aging in a web browser plug-in for video streaming. The case study is carried out by using an automated workload that simulates the user behavior accessing videos on YouTube. Time series were used to predict the resources utilization ahead of time, enabling the prevention of performance degradation and unexpected crashes. Finally, the prediction-based strategy is compared to the time-based strategy, showing the impact of both on system’s availability.

Index Terms—Software aging, client-side applications, dependability analysis, QoS, fault monitoring.

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Cite: Jean Araujo, Felipe Oliveira, Rubens Matos, Matheus Torquato, Joao Ferreira, Paulo Maciel, "Software Aging Issues in Streaming Video Player," Journal of Software vol. 11, no. 6, pp. 554-568, 2016.

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