MOBILESoft 2024
Sun 14 - Mon 15 April 2024 Lisbon, Portugal
co-located with ICSE 2024

Call for Papers

The International Conference on Mobile Software Engineering and Systems is the premier venue for work that intersects mobile apps and software engineering. It encompasses both engineering activities for building mobile applications and new forms of innovative mobile apps.

The Research Forum track provides a platform for both academic researchers and industrial practitioners to share their latest work related to mobile app engineering. This track has two types of contributions: Industry Showcase Papers and Academic Showcase Papers. Both paper types will be 3-page extended abstracts and all accepted papers will be invited to give a public talk at the MobileSoft conference in Lisbon. Industry showcase papers should describe recent advancements that industrial teams have made to improve the mobile app development process, or could highlight struggles that teams face that could be a good target for academic researchers to pursue. Some example topics include:

  • Development Tools and Workflows: Share Industry developments related to development tools and workflows that work well for your team, or discuss open source solutions you have released.
  • Mobile App Security: Discuss advancements in mobile app security practices, tools, or technologies to protect user data and privacy in mobile applications.
  • User Experience (UX) Design: Highlight industry best practices for creating intuitive, user-friendly mobile app interfaces and improving the overall user experience.
  • New perspectives that call into question long-held beliefs or conventions.
  • Continuous Integration and Deployment: Share experiences with implementing CI/CD pipelines for mobile app development, reducing release cycle times and increasing app quality.
  • User Behavior Analysis: Discuss how industry teams use analytics and data-driven approaches to understand user behavior within mobile apps and make informed design decisions.
  • Emerging Technologies: Share experiences with incorporating emerging technologies like augmented reality (AR), virtual reality (VR), or machine learning into mobile applications.
  • Cross-Platform Development: Explore solutions and challenges in developing mobile apps for multiple platforms (e.g., iOS and Android) using a single codebase.

Note, that these topics are just examples, but you have other contributions to Mobile Software Engineering and Systems that Fall outside of these topics, we still encourage you to submit!

Academic Showcase papers should describe new or early ideas, emerging techniques, or initial findings related to improving the quality of the mobile app development process. Some potential topics include:

  • User-Centered Design for Mobile Apps: Discuss research on user-centered design practices, including user research, usability testing, and design thinking applied to mobile apps.
  • Mobile App Accessibility: Investigate inclusive design and accessibility features for mobile apps, ensuring they are usable by individuals with disabilities.
  • Mobile App Development Methodologies: Introduce novel development methodologies or frameworks designed to improve the mobile app development process.
  • Mobile App Testing Automation: Present research on automated testing techniques specific to mobile applications, addressing challenges and proposing innovative solutions.

Note, that these topics are just examples, but you have other contributions to Mobile Software Engineering and Systems that Fall outside of these topics, we still encourage you to submit!

Invited Speakers and Panels

The program co-chairs and committee will also invite several prominent speakers to give invited talks and panels as part of the Research forum. The main goal behind these talks and panels is to bring together academia and industry to improve the mobile app development process.

Formatting and Submission Instructions

All authors should use the official “ACM Primary Article Template”, as can be obtained from the ACM Proceedings Template page. LaTeX users should use the sigconf option, as well as the review (to produce line numbers for easy reference by the reviewers). To that end, the following LaTeX code can be placed at the start of the LaTeX document:

\acmConference[ICSE 2024]{46th International Conference on Software Engineering}{April 2024}{Lisbon, Portugal}

  • All submissions must not exceed 3 pages for the main text, inclusive of all figures, tables, appendices, etc. An additional page containing only references is permitted. All submissions must be in PDF. Accepted papers will be allowed one extra page for the main text of the camera-ready version.
  • Submissions must strictly conform to the ACM conference proceedings formatting instructions specified above. Alterations of spacing, font size, and other changes that deviate from the instructions may result in desk rejection without further review.
  • By submitting to the MobileSoft Research Forum Track, authors acknowledge that they are aware of and agree to be bound by the ACM Policy and Procedures on Plagiarism and the IEEE Plagiarism FAQ. Papers submitted to MobileSoft 2024 must not have been published elsewhere and must not be under review or submitted for review elsewhere whilst under consideration for MobileSoft 2024. Contravention of this concurrent submission policy will be deemed a serious breach of scientific ethics, and appropriate action will be taken in all such cases. To check for double submission and plagiarism issues, the chairs reserve the right to (1) share the list of submissions with the PC Chairs of other conferences with overlapping review periods and (2) use external plagiarism detection software, under contract to the ACM or IEEE, to detect violations of these policies.
  • By submitting your article to an ACM Publication, you are hereby acknowledging that you and your co-authors are subject to all ACM Publications Policies, including ACM's new Publications Policy on Research Involving Human Participants and Subjects. Alleged violations of this policy or any ACM Publications Policy will be investigated by ACM and may result in a full retraction of your paper, in addition to other potential penalties, as per ACM Publications Policy.
  • Please ensure that you and your co-authors obtain an ORCID ID, so you can complete the publishing process for your accepted paper. ACM has been involved in ORCID from the start and we have recently made a commitment to collect ORCID IDs from all of our published authors. The collection process has started and will roll out as a requirement throughout 2023. We are committed to improve author discoverability, ensure proper attribution and contribute to ongoing community efforts around name normalization; your ORCID ID will help in these efforts.
  • The MobileSoft 2024 Research Forum Track will employ a single-anonymous review process. Thus, submissions can reveal the author’s identities.
  • By submitting to the MobileSoft Research Forum Track, authors acknowledge that they conform to the authorship policy of the ACM, and the authorship policy of the IEEE.

Submissions to the Research Forum Track that meet the above requirements can be made via the Research Forum Track submission site by the submission deadline. Any submission that does not comply with these requirements may be desk rejected without further review.

Submissions to the Technical Track can be made via hotCRP.

We encourage the authors to upload their paper info early (and can submit the PDF later) to properly enter conflicts for double-anonymous reviewing. It is the sole responsibility of the authors to ensure that the formatting guidelines, and any other submission guidelines are met at the time of paper submission.