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ISSTA 2018
Sun 15 - Sat 21 July 2018 Amsterdam, Netherlands
co-located with ECOOP and ISSTA 2018
Tue 17 Jul 2018 09:20 - 09:40 at Zurich II - Mobile Chair(s): Andreas Zeller

The Android Application Programming Interface provides the necessary building blocks for app developers to harness the functionalities of the Android devices, including for interacting with services and accessing hardware. This API thus evolves rapidly to meet new requirements for security, performance and advanced features, creating a race for developers to update apps. Unfortunately, given the extent of the API and the lack of automated alerts on important changes, Android apps are suffered from API-related compatibility issues. These issues can manifest themselves as runtime crashes creating a poor user experience. We propose in this paper an automated approach named \tool{} for systematically modelling the lifecycle of the Android APIs and analysing app bytecode to flag usages that can lead to potential compatibility issues. We demonstrate the usefulness of CiD by helping developers repair their apps, and we validate that our tool outperforms the state-of-the-art on benchmark apps that take into account several challenges for automatic detection.

Tue 17 Jul
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09:00 - 10:30: ISSTA Technical Papers - Mobile at Zurich II
Chair(s): Andreas ZellerSaarland University
issta-2018-Technical-Papers09:00 - 09:20
Mattia FazziniGeorgia Institute of Technology, Martin PrammerGeorgia Institute of Technology, Marcelo d'AmorimFederal University of Pernambuco, Alessandro OrsoGeorgia Tech
issta-2018-Technical-Papers09:20 - 09:40
Li LiMonash University, Australia, Tegawendé F. BissyandéUniversity of Luxembourg, Luxembourg, Haoyu Wang, Jacques KleinUniversity of Luxembourg, SnT
issta-2018-Technical-Papers09:40 - 10:00
Farnaz BehrangGeorgia Institute of Technology, Alessandro OrsoGeorgia Tech
issta-2018-Technical-Papers10:00 - 10:20
Lina QiuUniversity of British Columbia, YINGYING WANG, Julia RubinUniversity of British Columbia
issta-2018-Technical-Papers10:20 - 10:30