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ICPC 2021
Tue 18 - Thu 20 May 2021
co-located with ICSE 2021

Classifying mobile apps based on their description is beneficial for several purposes. However, many app descriptions do not reflect app functionalities, whether accidentally or on purpose. Most importantly, these app classification methods do not work if the app description is unavailable. This paper investigates a Reverse Engineering-based Approach to Classify mobile apps using The data that exists in the app, called REACT. To validate the proposed REACT method, we use a large set of Android apps (24,652 apps in total). We also show REACTs’ extendibility for malware/anomaly detection and prove its reliability and scalability. However, our analysis shows some limitations in REACT procedure and implementation, especially for similar feature based app grouping. We discuss the root cause of these failures, our key lessons learned, and some future enhancement ideas. We also share our REACT tools and reproduced datasets for the app market analyst, mobile app developers and software engineering research communities for further research purposes.

Wed 19 May

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02:40 - 03:10
Text Analysis for Program ComprehensionResearch / Replications and Negative Results (RENE) at ICPC Main Room
Chair(s): Gema Rodríguez-Pérez University of Waterloo, Canada
02:40
10m
Paper
Exploiting the Unique Expression for Improved Sentiment Analysis in Software Engineering Text
Research
Kexin Sun , Hui Gao Nanjing University, Hongyu Kuang Nanjing University, Xiaoxing Ma Nanjing University, Guoping Rong Nanjing University, Dong Shao Nanjing University, He Zhang Nanjing University
Pre-print Media Attached
02:50
10m
Paper
Predicting Community Smells’ Occurrence on Individual Developers by Sentiments
Research
Zijie Huang East China University of Science and Technology, Zhiqing Shao , Guisheng Fan , Jianhua Gao , Ziyi Zhou , Kang Yang , Xingguang Yang
Pre-print Media Attached
03:00
10m
Paper
Checking App Behavior Against App Descriptions: What If There are No App Descriptions?
Replications and Negative Results (RENE)
Md. Shamsujjoha Monash University, Australia, John Grundy Monash University, Li Li Monash University, Hourieh Khalajzadeh Monash University, Australia, Qinghua Lu
Pre-print Media Attached

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Wed 19 May 2021 02:40 - 03:10 at ICPC Main Room - Text Analysis for Program Comprehension Chair(s): Gema Rodríguez-Pérez
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