MOBILESoft 2023
Dates to be announced Melbourne, Australia
co-located with ICSE 2023

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 (but not limited to) technological advancements, architectural approaches, software security, 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 significant new research or practical contributions. 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 IEEE conference proceedings template, specified in the 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 2023 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.

Open Science Policy

Just like leading software engineering conferences such as ICSE, the steering principle of the Open Science policy of MOBILESoft 2023 is that all research results should be accessible to the public and, if possible, empirical studies should be reproducible. In particular, we actively support the adoption of open data and open source principles and encourage all contributing authors to disclose (anonymized and curated) data to increase reproducibility and replicability. Note that sharing research data is not mandatory for submission or acceptance. However, sharing is expected to be the default, and non-sharing needs to be justified. We recognize that reproducibility or replicability is not a goal in qualitative research and that, similar to industrial studies, qualitative studies often face challenges in sharing research data. For guidelines on how to report qualitative research to ensure the assessment of the reliability and credibility of research results, see the ICSE Q&A page.

Upon submission to the research track, authors are asked

  • to make their data available to the program committee (via upload of supplemental material or a link to an anonymous repository) – and provide instructions on how to access this data in the paper, possibly in a section named “Data Availability” after the Conclusions; or
  • to include in the paper an explanation as to why this is not possible or desirable; and
  • to indicate if they intend to make their data publicly available upon acceptance. At least one reviewer will check whether the enclosed package contains what is declared in the paper. This quality check process will be very lightweight, and the main aim is to ensure that authors do not submit (partially) empty packages.

Submission

Submissions to the Technical Track can be made via hotCRP:https://icse2023-mobilesoft.hotcrp.com/.

Review Criteria

Each paper submitted to the Technical Papers Track will be evaluated based on the following criteria (we rely in part on ICSE Review Criteria 2023).

  • 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.
  • Significance: The extent to which the paper’s contributions can impact the field of software engineering, and under which assumptions (if any).
  • Novelty: The extent to which the contributions are sufficiently original with respect to the state-of-the-art.
  • Verifiability and Transparency: The extent to which the paper includes sufficient information to understand how an 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. New this year: the artifacts attached to the paper (or hyperlinked to it) will be checked by at least one reviewer.
  • Presentation: The extent to which the paper’s quality of writing meets the high standards of ICSE, including clear descriptions, as well as adequate use of the English language, absence of major ambiguity, clearly readable figures and tables, and adherence to the formatting instructions provided below.

Conference Attendance Expectation

If a submission is accepted, at least one author of the paper is required to register for MOBILESoft 2023 and present the paper.