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MOBILESoft 2020
Mon 13 - Wed 15 July 2020
co-located with ICSE 2020

Mobile devices and platforms dominate the modern computing landscape, creating immense demand for quality applications. Because of this, the engineers, architects and designers that create these apps are able to reach unprecedented numbers of users. However, the mobile software development and design processes come with a unique set of challenges and constraints. The goal of this track is to solicit demonstrations of tools and mobile apps, from both academic and industrial origins, designed to improve the lives of mobile developers across the world. Submissions should showcase novel, practical contributions that aid mobile software architects, designers, researchers, or engineers in their respective workflows. Authors of each accepted submission will give a short presentation of their solution, followed by a detailed demo session. Both tool demos and mobile application submissions can fall into one of the following two categories:

  1. Tools and apps in practice, either from commercial vendors or open-source projects. These demonstrations should focus on practical applications within the different activities of software design and development and should particularly show how they advance the current state of the practice. New ideas are particularly welcome.
  2. Tools and apps in research from academic or industrial research environments. These demonstrations are intended to highlight underlying scientific contributions and show how scientific approaches have been transferred into a working tool.
Dates
Tracks
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Mon 13 Jul
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13:30 - 15:00: Opening and KeynotePlenary at MobileSoft
Chair(s): David LoSingapore Management University
Virtualization chair: Marco Mobilio and Rahul Krishna
13:30 - 13:45
Opening and awards
Plenary
13:45 - 14:30
Keynote by Andreas Zeller
Plenary
Andreas ZellerCISPA Helmholtz Center for Information Security
Pre-print Media Attached
14:30 - 15:00
Discussion
Plenary
16:00 - 16:15
Security Testing of Second Order Permission Re-delegation Vulnerabilities in Android AppsTechnical Papers
Technical Papers
Biniam Fisseha DemissieFondazione Bruno Kessler, Mariano CeccatoUniversity of Verona
Media Attached
16:15 - 16:25
DFarm: Massive-Scaling Dynamic Android App Analysis on Real HardwareTool Demos and Mobile Apps
Tool Demos and Mobile Apps
Marc MiltenbergerFraunhofer SIT, Julien GerdingFraunhofer SIT, Jens GuthmannFraunhofer SIT, Steven ArztFraunhofer SIT
16:25 - 16:35
Making Android Apps Monkey-FriendlyVisions
Visions
Samad PaydarFerdowsi University of Mashhad
16:35 - 16:40
Doctoral symposium paper
Improving App Quality Despite Flawed Mobile AnalyticsStudent Research Competition
Student Research Competition
Julian HartyCommercetest Limited
Link to publication
16:40 - 17:00
Q&A - Software Quality
Paper Presentations
17:00 - 17:30
Discussion with Authors / Attendees
Paper Presentations

Tue 14 Jul
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00:00 - 00:10
Mining Lifetime Properties of Android ProjectsTool Demos and Mobile Apps
Tool Demos and Mobile Apps
Demetrio GuilardiUniversity of Quebec at Chicoutimi, Bianca Minetto NapoleãoUniversity of Quebec at Chicoutimi, Jalves NicacioUniversity of Quebec at Chicoutimi, Fabio PetrilloUniversity of Quebec at Chicoutimi
00:10 - 00:20
ReviewViz: Assisting Developers Perform Empirical Study on Energy Consumption Related Reviews for Mobile ApplicationsTool Demos and Mobile Apps
Tool Demos and Mobile Apps
Mohammad Abdul HadiUniversity of British Columbia, Fatemeh Hendijani FardUniversity of British Columbia
00:20 - 00:30
Embracing Mobile App Evolution via Continuous Ecosystem Mining and CharacterizationVisions
Visions
Haipeng CaiWashington State University Pullman
00:30 - 00:35
Collaborative Earthquake Detection and Response using Smart DevicesStudent Research Competition
Student Research Competition
Irshad KhanDepartment of Computer Science and Engineering, Kyungpook National University, Daegu, South Korea.
00:35 - 01:00
Q&A - Mining and Reviews
Paper Presentations
01:00 - 01:30
Discussion with Authors / Attendees
Paper Presentations
07:00 - 08:30: Empirical Software EngineeringPaper Presentations / Technical Papers at MobileSoft
Chair(s): Henry MucciniUniversity of L'Aquila, Italy
Virtualization chair: Ferdian Thung
07:00 - 07:15
Leave my Apps Alone! A Study on how Android Developers Access Installed Apps on User's DeviceBest Paper AwardTechnical Papers
Technical Papers
Gian Luca ScocciaUniversity of L'Aquila, Ibrahim Kanj, Ivano MalavoltaVrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Kaveh RazaviETH Zürich
07:15 - 07:30
Experimental Comparison of Features and Classifiers for Android Malware DetectionTechnical Papers
Technical Papers
Lwin Khin SharSingapore Management University, Biniam Fisseha DemissieFondazione Bruno Kessler, Mariano CeccatoUniversity of Verona, Wei MinnSingapore Management University
07:30 - 07:45
Empirical Study on Code Smells in iOS ApplicationsTechnical Papers
Technical Papers
Kristiina RahkemaUniversity of Tartu, Dietmar PfahlUniversity of Tartu
07:45 - 08:00
Q&A - Empirical Software Engineering
Paper Presentations
08:00 - 08:30
Discussion with Authors / Attendees
Paper Presentations
16:00 - 16:15
Are apps ready for new Android releases?Technical Papers
Technical Papers
Demetrio GuilardiUniversity of Quebec at Chicoutimi, Jalves NicacioUniversity of Quebec at Chicoutimi, Bianca Minetto NapoleãoUniversity of Quebec at Chicoutimi, Fabio PetrilloUniversity of Quebec at Chicoutimi
16:15 - 16:25
APIMigrator: An API-Usage Migration Tool for Android AppsTool Demos and Mobile Apps
Tool Demos and Mobile Apps
Mattia FazziniUniversity of Minnesota, Qi XinGeorgia Institute of Technology, Alessandro OrsoGeorgia Tech
16:25 - 16:35
Doodle2App: Native App Code by Freehand UI SketchingTool Demos and Mobile Apps
Tool Demos and Mobile Apps
Soumik MohianUniversity of Texas at Arlington, Christoph CsallnerUniversity of Texas at Arlington
Link to publication DOI Media Attached
16:35 - 16:40
Real-time Multi-user Spatial Collaboration using ARCoreStudent Research Competition
Student Research Competition
DongxingCao Kyungpook National University
16:40 - 17:00
Q&A - Software Development and Evolution
Paper Presentations
17:00 - 17:30
Discussion with Authors / Attendees
Paper Presentations

Wed 15 Jul
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07:00 - 08:30: Energy ConsumptionPaper Presentations / Technical Papers at MobileSoft
Chair(s): Fabio PalombaUniversity of Salerno
Virtualization chair: Ferdian Thung
07:00 - 07:15
Should energy consumption influence the choice of Android third-party HTTP libraries?Technical Papers
Technical Papers
Hina AnwarUniversity of Tartu, Berker DemirerUniversity of Tartu, Dietmar PfahlUniversity of Tartu, Satish SriramaUniversity of Tartu
07:15 - 07:30
Greenspecting Android Virtual KeyboardsTechnical Papers
Technical Papers
Rui António Ramada RuaUniversity of Minho & INESC TEC, Rui António Ramada RuaUniversity of Minho & INESC TEC, Marco CoutoHASLab/INESC TEC & Universidade do Minho, João SaraivaUniversity of Minho, Portugal
07:30 - 07:45
Evaluating the Impact of Caching on the Energy Consumption and Performance of Progressive Web AppsTechnical Papers
Technical Papers
Ivano MalavoltaVrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Katerina ChinnappanVrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Lukas JasmontasVrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Sarthak GuptaVrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Kaveh Ali Karam SoltanyVrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Media Attached
07:45 - 08:00
Q&A - Energy Consumption
Paper Presentations
08:00 - 08:30
Discussion with Authors / Attendees
Paper Presentations
13:30 - 15:00: Security and PrivacyPaper Presentations / Visions / Technical Papers / Plenary at MobileSoft
Chair(s): Ivano MalavoltaVrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Virtualization chair: Ferdian Thung
13:30 - 13:45
Representing String Computations as GraphsTechnical Papers
Technical Papers
Justin Del VecchioThe State University of New York, Lukasz ZiarekSUNY Buffalo, USA, Steve KoUniversity at Buffalo, The State University of New York
13:45 - 13:55
On the Elicitation of Privacy and Ethics Preferences of Mobile UsersVisions
Visions
Patrizio MigliariniUniversity of L'Aquila, Gian Luca ScocciaUniversity of L'Aquila, Marco AutiliUniversity of L'Aquila, Italy, Paola InverardiUniversity of L'Aquila
13:55 - 14:05
Vision : Alleviating Android Developer Burden on ObfuscationVisions
Visions
Geoffrey HechtUniversity of Chile, Cyprien NeverovUniversity of Chile, Alexandre BergelUniversity of Chile
Pre-print Media Attached
14:05 - 14:20
Q&A - Security and Privacy
Paper Presentations
14:20 - 14:30
Closing and MOBILESoft 2021
Plenary
14:30 - 15:00
Discussion with Authors / Attendees
Paper Presentations

Call for Papers

Introduction

This Tool Demos and Mobile Apps track welcomes submissions on tools and apps in either practice and research. Submissions should showcase novel, practical contributions that aid mobile software architects, designers, researchers, or engineers in their respective workflows. Authors of each accepted submission will give a short presentation of their solution, followed by a detailed demo session.

Both categories may range from early prototypes to in-house or pre-commercialized products. Authors of regular MOBILESoft papers are also welcome to submit an accompanying MOBILESoft Tool Demos and Mobile Apps paper by adding information regarding the actual demo. Each contribution must be submitted in the form of up to a four (4)-page short paper (including all references and appendices).

Formatting and Submission Instructions

This track follows the same guidelines for MOBILESoft 2020.

All submissions must conform to the ACM formatting guidelines. Formatting instructions are available at https://www.acm.org/publications/proceedings-template for both LaTeX and Word users. LaTeX users must use the provided acmart.cls and ACM-Reference-Format.bst without modification, enable the conference format in the preamble of the document (i.e., \documentclass[sigconf,review]{acmart}), and use the ACM reference format for the bibliography (i.e., \bibliographystyle{ACM-Reference-Format}). The review option adds line numbers, thereby allowing referees to refer to specific lines in their comments.

All submissions must be in PDF. The page limit is strict. Papers that do not conform to these guidelines will be desk rejected before the review process.

MOBILESoft 2020 will follow a **double-blind review process**. Thus, no submission may reveal its authors’ identities. The authors must make every effort to honour the double-blind review process. In particular: (i) the authors’ names must be omitted from the submission, (ii) references to their prior work should be in the third person, and (iii) supplementary material (e.g., experiment replication package, YouTube video, source code of the proposed approach) should be provided anonymously. Any submission that does not comply with the double-blind review process will be rejected by the PC Co-Chairs without further review. For information on the double-blind review process please click here.

Please submit via HotCrp for this track: https://mobilesoft20tool.hotcrp.com/

Proceedings

At least one author of an accepted contribution is required to register, present the work, and participate during the discussions at the forum. Accepted papers will be published in the conference electronic proceedings and in both the ACM Digital Library and IEEE Digital Library. The official publication date is the date the proceedings are made available in the ACM or IEEE Digital Libraries. This date may be up to two weeks prior to the first day of ICSE 2020. The official publication date affects the deadline for any patent filings related to published work. Purchases of additional pages in the proceedings is not allowed.