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MOBILESoft 2020
Sat 23 - Sun 24 May 2020 Yongsan-gu, Seoul, South Korea
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.

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.