Call for Papers

The technical papers track of MOBILESoft invites high quality submissions involving significant, novel, and emerging solutions for mobile application software engineering. These should be well-motivated, carefully compared, and contrasted with significant related research.

We welcome contributions related to mobile application software engineering including technological advancements, architectural approaches, advancements in design and implementation methods, testing and analysis approaches, user interfaces and HCI, business and organizational issues, and empirical studies.

We solicit contributions of full papers (up to 10 pages, with up to 2 additional pages only for references), and short papers (up to 4 pages, with 1 additional page only for references). Full papers are expected to make a significant new research or practical contribution. Short papers are expected to present an interesting, well-developed contribution of more modest proportions. Papers should include methodology, implementation, results, and discussion as appropriate. Solutions are expected to be rigorously evaluated. Paper must not have been published elsewhere and must not be under review elsewhere whilst under consideration at MOBILESoft. We invite contributions from both academia and industry.

Formatting and Submission Instructions

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 2022 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 Technical Track PC Co-Chairs without further review. For information on the double-blind review process please click here.

Submission

Submissions to the Technical Track can be made via: Link for submission soon

Review Criteria

Each paper submitted to the Technical Papers track Track will be evaluated based on the following criteria (we rely in part on ICSE Review Criteria 2022).

  • Soundness: The extent to which the paper’s contributions and/or innovations address its research questions and are supported by rigorous application of appropriate research methods.
  • Importance of contribution: The extent to which the paper’s contributions can impact the field of Mobile Software Engineering and Systems.
  • Verifiability and Transparency: The extent to which the paper includes sufficient information to understand how innovation works; to understand how data was obtained, analyzed, and interpreted; and how the paper supports independent verification or replication of the paper’s claimed contributions
  • Quality of Presentation: The quality of the paper presented. A good paper includes clear descriptions, good use of the English language, absence of significant ambiguity, clearly readable figures and tables, and adherence to the formatting instructions provided below.