WEB WORKLOAD GENERATORS - A Survey Focusing on User Dynamism Representation

Raúl Peña-Ortiz, Julio Sahuquillo, José A. Gil, Ana Pont

Abstract

The evolution of the World Wide Web from hypermedia information repositories to hypermedia distributed applications and services oriented architectures (SOA) has introduced new features in the current and incoming web. An important feature is the dynamism of its contents and services, which induces the dynamism of the client behavior. This feature represents a major constrain when modeling and generating current web workload. In this paper, we first review the state of the art for web workload generation, focusing on the approach based on workload models. After that, we analyze a representative subset of the state of the art workload generators that use workload models, concentrating on those model characteristics that represent dynamism in the workload generation. The study reveals that five generators present some capabilities to reproduce this dynamism, but only the GUERNICA approach improves the dynamic workload generation by using users’ behavior models. Finally, we discuss GUERNICA and describe how it generates dynamic workload by addressing both user behavior and workload distribution.

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Peña-Ortiz R., Sahuquillo J., A. Gil J. and Pont A. (2011). WEB WORKLOAD GENERATORS - A Survey Focusing on User Dynamism Representation . In Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Web Information Systems and Technologies - Volume 1: WEBIST, ISBN 978-989-8425-51-5, pages 119-126. DOI: 10.5220/0003274801190126


in Bibtex Style

@conference{webist11,
author={Raúl Peña-Ortiz and Julio Sahuquillo and José A. Gil and Ana Pont},
title={WEB WORKLOAD GENERATORS - A Survey Focusing on User Dynamism Representation},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Web Information Systems and Technologies - Volume 1: WEBIST,},
year={2011},
pages={119-126},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0003274801190126},
isbn={978-989-8425-51-5},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Web Information Systems and Technologies - Volume 1: WEBIST,
TI - WEB WORKLOAD GENERATORS - A Survey Focusing on User Dynamism Representation
SN - 978-989-8425-51-5
AU - Peña-Ortiz R.
AU - Sahuquillo J.
AU - A. Gil J.
AU - Pont A.
PY - 2011
SP - 119
EP - 126
DO - 10.5220/0003274801190126