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ASE 2020
Mon 21 - Fri 25 September 2020 Melbourne, Australia
Tue 22 Sep 2020 17:30 - 17:50 at Kangaroo - Software Analysis (2) Chair(s): Saba Alimadadi

Android platform provisions a number of sophisticated concurrency mechanisms for the development of apps. The concurrency mechanisms, while powerful, are quite difficult to properly master by mobile developers. In fact, prior studies have shown concurrency issues, such as event-race defects, to be prevalent among real-world Android apps. In this paper, we propose a flow-, context-, and thread-sensitive static analysis framework, called ER Catcher, for detection of event-race defects in Android apps. ER Catcher introduces a new type of summary function aimed at modeling the concurrent behavior of methods in both Android apps and libraries. In addition, it leverages a novel, statically constructed Vector Clock for rapid analysis of happens-before relations. Altogether, these design choices enable ER Catcher to not only detect event-race defects with a substantially higher degree of accuracy, but also in a fraction of time compared to the existing state-of-the-art technique.

Tue 22 Sep

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17:10 - 18:10
Software Analysis (2) Research Papers / Industry Showcase at Kangaroo
Chair(s): Saba Alimadadi Simon Fraser University
Representing and Reasoning about Dynamic Code
Research Papers
Jesse Bartels University of Arizona, Jon Stephens University of Texas at Austin, Saumya Debray University of Arizona
ER Catcher: A Static Analysis Framework for Accurate and Scalable Event-Race Detection in Android
Research Papers
Navid Salehnamadi University of California, Irvine, Abdulaziz Alshayban University of California, Irvine, Iftekhar Ahmed University of California at Irvine, USA, Sam Malek University of California at Irvine, USA
Automatic Generation of IFTTT Mashup Infrastructures
Industry Showcase
Lei Liu Fujitsu Laboratories of America, Inc., Mehdi Bahrami Fujitsu Laboratories of America, Inc., Wei-Peng Chen Fujitsu Laboratories of America, Inc.