ISSTA 2019
Mon 15 - Fri 19 July 2019 Beijing, China
Wed 17 Jul 2019 15:07 - 15:30 at Grand Ballroom - Mobile App Testing Chair(s): Xiaoyin Wang

Record-and-replay tools are indispensable for quality assurance of mobile applications. Due to its importance, increasing number of tools are being developed to record and replay user interactions for Android. However, by conducting an empirical study of various existing tools in industrial settings, researchers reveal a gap between the characteristics requested from industry and the performance of publicly available record-and-replay tools. The study concluded that none of existing tools under evaluation are sufficient for industrial applications. In this paper, we present a record-and-replay tool called SARA towards bridging the gap and targeting a wide adoption. Specifically, a dynamic instrumentation technique is used to accommodate rich sources of inputs in the application layer satisfying various constraints requested from industry. A self-replay mechanism is proposed to record more information of user inputs for accurate replaying without degrading user experience. In addition, an adaptive replay method is designed to enable replaying events on different devices with diverse screen sizes and OS versions. Through an evaluation on 53 highly popular industrial Android applications and 265 common usage scenarios, we demonstrate the effectiveness of SARA in recording and replaying rich sources of inputs on the same or different devices.

Wed 17 Jul (GMT+08:00) Beijing, Chongqing, Hong Kong, Urumqi change

14:00 - 15:30: Technical Papers - Mobile App Testing at Grand Ballroom
Chair(s): Xiaoyin WangUniversity of Texas at San Antonio, USA
issta-2019-Technical-Papers14:00 - 14:22
Jiexin ZhangUniversity of Cambridge, Alastair R. BeresfordUniversity of Cambridge, UK, Stephan A. KollmannUniversity of Cambridge
DOI Pre-print
issta-2019-Technical-Papers14:22 - 14:45
Aman SharmaIIT Madras, Rupesh NasreIIT Madras, India
issta-2019-Technical-Papers14:45 - 15:07
Pingfan KongInterdisciplinary Centre for Security, Reliability and Trust, University of Luxembourg, Li LiMonash University, Australia, Jun GaoUniversity of Luxembourg, SnT, Tegawendé F. BissyandéSnT, University of Luxembourg, Jacques KleinUniversity of Luxembourg, SnT
issta-2019-Technical-Papers15:07 - 15:30
Jiaqi GuoXi'an Jiaotong University, Shuyue LiXi'an Jiaotong University, Jian-Guang LouMicrosoft Research, Zijiang YangWestern Michigan University, Ting LiuMOEKLINNS Lab, Department of Computer Science and Technology, Xi'an Jiaotong University, 710049, China