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MOBILESoft 2021
Mon 17 - Wed 19 May 2021
co-located with ICSE 2021

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

This program is tentative and subject to change.

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Mon 17 May
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15:00 - 16:15
15:00
15m
Talk
Opening
Plenary
15:15
30m
Keynote
Contact Tracing Apps: Engineering Privacy in Quicksand
Plenary
15:45
30m
Live Q&A
Q&A and Discussion
Plenary
16:30 - 17:30
16:30
15m
Talk
The Impact of Instant Messaging on the Energy Consumption of Android Devices
Technical Papers
Stylianos RammosVrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Mansi MundraVrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Guijing XuVrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Chuyi TongVrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Wojciech ZiółkowskiVrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Ivano MalavoltaVrije Universiteit Amsterdam
16:45
15m
Talk
Assessing the Feasibility of Web-Request Prediction Models on Mobile Platforms
Technical Papers
Yixue ZhaoUniversity of Massachusetts at Amherst, USA, Siwei YinBeijing University of Posts and Telecommunications, Adriana Sejfia, Marcelo Schmitt LaserUniversity of Southern California, USA, Haoyu WangBeijing University of Posts and Telecommunications, Nenad MedvidovićUniversity of Southern California, USA
17:00
10m
Talk
GraphifyEvolution - A Modular Approach to Analysing Source Code Histories
Tool Demos and Mobile Apps
Kristiina RahkemaUniversity of Tartu, Dietmar PfahlUniversity of Tartu
17:10
20m
Live Q&A
Q&A and Discussion
Technical Papers

Tue 18 May
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15:00 - 16:00
15:00
30m
Keynote
The Tacyt project at ElevenPaths
Plenary
15:30
30m
Live Q&A
Q&A and Discussion
Plenary
16:15 - 17:15
16:15
15m
Talk
An Empirical Study on the Impact of Refactoring on Quality Metrics in Android Applications
Technical Papers
Oumayma HamdiETS Montreal, University of Quebec, Ali OuniETS Montreal, University of Quebec, Eman Abdullah AlOmarRochester Institute of Technology, USA, Mel Ó CinnéideUniversity College Dublin & Lero, Ireland, Mohamed Wiem MkaouerRochester Institute of Technology
16:30
15m
Talk
Towards Understanding iOS App Store Search Advertising: An Explorative Study
Technical Papers
Siming SuBeijing University of Posts and Telecommunications, Haoyu WangBeijing University of Posts and Telecommunications, Guoai Xu
16:45
10m
Talk
ITDroid: A Tool for Automated Detection of i18n Issues on Android Apps
Tool Demos and Mobile Apps
Camilo Escobar-VelásquezUniversidad de los Andes, Andrés Donoso-DiazUniversidad de los Andes, Mario Linares-VasquezUniversidad de los Andes
16:55
20m
Live Q&A
Q&A and Discussion
Technical Papers

Wed 19 May
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15:00 - 16:00
15:00
10m
Talk
Logging Practices with Mobile Analytics: An Empirical Study on Firebase
Technical Papers
Julian HartyCommercetest Limited, Haonan ZhangConcordia University, Lili WeiThe Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Luca PascarellaUniversità della Svizzera italiana, Maurício AnicheDelft University of Technology, Weiyi ShangConcordia University
15:10
10m
Talk
Developing Apps for Researching the COVID-19 Pandemic with the TrackYourHealth Platform
Tool Demos and Mobile Apps
Carsten VogelInstitute of Clinical Epidemiology and Biometry, University of Würzburg, Rüdiger Pryss, Johannes SchobelDigiHealth Institute, Neu-Ulm University of Applied Sciences, Winfried Schlee, Felix BeierleUniversity of Würzburg, Germany
Pre-print
15:20
10m
Talk
An earthquake alert system based on a collaborative approach using smart devices
Tool Demos and Mobile Apps
Irshad KhanDepartment of Computer Science and Engineering, Kyungpook National University, Daegu, South Korea., Pandey ManishDepartment of Computer Science and Engineering, Kyungpook National University, Daegu, South Korea., Young-Woo KwonKyungpook National University
15:30
10m
Talk
MeetDurian: A Gameful Mobile App to Prevent COVID-19 Infection
Tool Demos and Mobile Apps
Dongliang ChenQingdao University, Antonio BucchiaroneFondazione Bruno Kessler, Trento, Italy, Zhihan LvQingdao University
Pre-print
15:40
20m
Live Q&A
Q&A and Discussion
Technical Papers
16:15 - 18:00
16:15
15m
Talk
KotlinDetector: Towards Understanding the Implications of Using Kotlin in Android Applications
Technical Papers
Fadi MohsenUniversity of Groningen, Loran OosterhavenUniversity of Groningen, Fatih TurkmenUniversity of Groningen
16:30
15m
Talk
SequalsK -- a Bidirectional Swift-Kotlin-Transpiler
Technical Papers
Dominik SchultesTechnische Hochschule Mittelhessen
16:45
10m
Talk
Quantifying the Adoption of Kotlin on Android Stores: Insight from the Bytecode
Technical Papers
Geoffrey HechtUniversity of Chile, Alexandre BergelUniversity of Chile
16:55
20m
Live Q&A
Q&A and Discussion
Technical Papers
17:15
15m
Talk
MOBILESoft 2022
Plenary
17:30
30m
Day closing
Closing and discussion
Plenary

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 2021.

Submissions must conform to the IEEE formatting instructions IEEE Conference Proceedings Formatting Guidelines, (title in 24pt font and full text in 10pt type, LaTeX users must use \documentclass[10pt,conference]{IEEEtran} without including the compsoc or compsocconf options).

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 2021 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.