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ASE 2019
Sun 10 - Fri 15 November 2019 San Diego, California, United States
Wed 13 Nov 2019 17:10 - 17:20 at Hillcrest - Performance Chair(s): Tim Menzies

The performance issues of apps can influence users’ satisfaction. Therefore, developers exploit application perfor- mance management (APM) tools to locate the potential perfor- mance bottleneck of their apps. Unfortunately, most developers do not understand how APMs monitor their apps during the runtime and whether these APMs have security risks (e.g., confidential data leakage). We demystify APMs by inspecting 25 widely-used APMs that target on Android apps. Currently, there is no systematic analysis of APMs in Android apps. In order to bridge this gap, we build a prototype tool, APMHunter, that can automatically detect the usages of APMs in Apps. We conduct a large-scale empirical study on 500,000 Android apps from Google Play to explore the usage patterns of APMs and discover the potential misuses of APMs. This study reveals our findings from two perspectives: 1) some APMs still employ deprecated permissions and approaches, which makes they cannot work as expected; 2) inappropriate APMs utilization can lead to privacy leakages. Thus, based on our research, we suggest that both APM vendors and developers should design and use APMs scrupulously.

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16:00 - 17:50: Papers - Performance at Hillcrest
Chair(s): Tim MenziesNorth Carolina State University
ase-2019-papers16:00 - 16:20
Stefan MühlbauerBauhaus-University Weimar, Sven ApelSaarland University, Norbert SiegmundBauhaus-University Weimar
ase-2019-papers16:20 - 16:40
Boyuan ChenYork University, Zhen Ming (Jack) JiangYork University, Paul MatosCopywell Inc., Michael LacariaCopywell Inc.
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Jinfu ChenJiangsu University, Weiyi ShangConcordia University, Canada, Ahmed E. HassanQueen's University, Yong WangAlibaba Group, Jiangbin LinAlibaba Group
ase-2019-papers17:00 - 17:10
Yida TaoShenzhen University, Shan TangShenzhen University, Yepang LiuSouthern University of Science and Technology, Zhiwu XuShenzhen University, Shengchao QinUniversity of Teesside
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Yutian TangThe Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Zhan XianThe Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hao ZhouThe Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Xiapu LuoThe Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Zhou XuWuhan University, Yajin ZhouZhejiang University, Qiben YanMichigan State University
ase-2019-Demonstrations17:20 - 17:30
David Georg ReicheltUniversität Leipzig, Stefan KühneUniversität Leipzig, Wilhelm HasselbringKiel University
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Daniil StepanovSaint Petersburg Polytechnic University, Marat AkhinSaint Petersburg Polytechnic University / JetBrains Research, Mikhail BelyaevSaint Petersburg Polytechnic University