MOBILESoft 2022
Sun 22 - Mon 23 May 2022 Pennsylvania, United States
co-located with ICSE 2022

Call for Papers


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

All submissions must conform to the MOBILESoft 2022 formatting and submission instructions available at 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,anonymous]{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. The conference information can be set using the following command: \acmConference[MobileSoft’22]{The 9th International Conference on Mobile Software Engineering and Systems}{May 22–23, 2022}{Pittsburgh, PA, USA}.

All submissions to the Tool Demo and Mobile Apps track must not exceed 4 pages for the main text, inclusive of all figures, tables, appendices, etc. An extra page is allowed for references. All submissions must be in PDF. The page limit is strict, and it will not be possible to purchase additional pages at any point in the process (including after the paper is accepted).

Papers that do not conform to these guidelines will be desk rejected before the review process.

Submissions may be made through HotCrp at:

The Tool Demo and Mobile Apps track at MOBILESoft 2022 will adopt a double-anonymous review process. No submitted paper may reveal its authors’ identities. The authors must make every effort to honor the double-anonymous review process; reviewers will be asked to honor the double-anonymous review process as much as possible. Any author having further questions on double-blind reviewing is encouraged to contact the track’s program co-chairs by email. Any submission that does not comply with the double-blind review process will be desk-rejected. Further advice, guidance and explanation about the double-blind review process can be found in the Q&A page of ICSE:–q-a.

Review and Evaluation Criteria

Each submission will be reviewed by three members of the program committee. The main evaluation criteria include the relevance and quality of the proposed tools and/or apps in terms of technical soundness, originality, relevance for the MOBILESoft audience, presentation quality, and usability.

Tools and Apps Availability

To promote replicability and to disseminate the advances achieved with the tools and apps, we strongly encourage the tools and apps to be publicly available for download and use, ideally through their distribution with an open-source software license. Whenever the tool and/or app are not made publicly available, the paper must include a clear explanation for why this was not possible.


To further increase the visibility of the presented tools and apps, we require all authors of accepted papers to produce a screencast presenting their tool or app. Accepted papers will be linked with their accompanying screencasts on the Tool Demonstration and Mobile Apps track website.