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Hosting Web services on mobile and wireless devices is challenging because of their limited resources. A few efforts made in the past to facilitate hosting of Web services on mobile devices support only basic Web service standards and are not capable of executing Web service applications involving complex business processes. Partitioning a WS application to offload a part of the application to an intermediate or a backend node can alleviate these problems. In this paper, we analyzed the performance of different partitioning frameworks that can be used for Web service partitions and proposed a new partitioning framework based on a forwarding node for mobile Web services. The effects of a number of factors such as the size of WS partitions and the size of data exchanged between WS partitions are investigated. The scalability of these partitioning frameworks is also analyzed.