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ASE 2019
Sun 10 - Fri 15 November 2019 San Diego, California, United States

Mobile apps have penetrated into our daily life for a longtime, providing an unprecedented convenience for their users.A massive number of talents and engineers have been involved in the mobile industry to improve its ecosystem from many aspects. For example, security specialists aim to find potential vulnerabilities and malware to protect the mobile ecosystem from attacks. Software architects propose tons of technologies to optimise performance, facilitate mobile developments. Data analysts derive valuable information from the huge volume of mobile data for knowledge acquisitions and trend predictions

The international workshop on advances in mobile app analysis (A-Mobile) aims at bringing together international researchers and practitioners in the field of mobile app analysis to present and discuss emerging advanced techniques. To this end, we will welcome original articles on every aspect related to mobile apps analysis. For example, we welcome submissions providing (1) methodological and technical foundations of automated mobile app analysis, (2) experimental studies and industrial applications to mobile app analyses, and (3) new research perspectives based on mobile data such as blockchain and artificial intelligence technology.

For more information about A-Mobile workshop, please refer to our website

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Mon 11 Nov

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09:00 - 10:30
Welcome and KeynoteA-Mobile at Cortez 1B
Day opening
Welcome and Opening
Li Li Monash University, Australia, Guozhu Meng Institute of Information Engineering, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Jacques Klein University of Luxembourg, SnT, Sam Malek University of California, Irvine
Grammar-based UI Testing
Andreas Zeller CISPA Helmholtz Center for Information Security
11:00 - 12:30
SESSION IA-Mobile at Cortez 1B
Research paper
Enforcing Green Code With Android Lint
Olivier Le Goaër LIUPPA, Université de Pau et des Pays de l'Adour
Link to publication Media Attached
Research paper
BenchPress: Analyzing Android App Vulnerability Benchmark Suites
Joydeep Mitra Kansas State University, Venkatesh-Prasad Ranganath Kansas State University, Aditya Narkar
Pre-print Media Attached
Research paper
Android App Merging for Benchmark Speed-Up and Analysis Lift-Up
Felix Pauck Paderborn University, Germany, Shikun Zhang
14:00 - 15:30
SESSION IIA-Mobile at Cortez 1B
Automated Support for Testing and Maintenance of Mobile Applications
Mattia Fazzini University of Minnesota
Research paper
Automatic Components Separation of Obfuscated Android Applications: An Empirical Study of Design Based Features
Amit Kumar Mondal , Chanchal K. Roy University of Saskatchewan, Banani Roy University of Saskatchewan, Kevin Schneider University of Saskatchewan
Research paper
SeMA: A Design Methodology for Building Secure Android Apps
Joydeep Mitra Kansas State University, Venkatesh-Prasad Ranganath Kansas State University
Pre-print Media Attached
16:00 - 17:30
Panel Discussion and ClosingA-Mobile at Cortez 1B
Panel Discussion

Day closing
Summary and Closing

Call for Papers

With this workshop, we seek for original and novel research papers as well as experimental studies on all theoretical and practical aspects of mobile app analysis. Areas of interest include but are not restricted to

  • Security and Privacy analysis of Mobile Apps
  • Energy and Performance Analysis of Mobile Apps
  • Evolution and Trend Analysis of Mobile Apps
  • Variants Analysis of Mobile Apps
  • Quality Analysis of Mobile Apps
  • Mobile Malware Analysis
  • Mobile Ads Analysis
  • Mobile App Developments
  • Automated Testing Technologies and Approaches
  • Mining App Repositories
  • AI-based Mobile App Analysis

Authors are invited to submit original articles presenting emerging results on advanced mobile app analysis. The articles must not exceed 6 pages including figures, appendices and references. Authors are also invited to submit short papers covering new ideas, visions (of the future), reflections (on the past), and tool demonstrations that must not exceed 4 pages including figures, appendices and references. Alternatively,authors interested to attend this workshop with short-talks are also invited to submit a talk abstract within 500 words,describing their results on advances in mobile app analysis.Submissions must conform to the ASE 2019 formatting and submission instructions: The submissions must come in PDF format and conform, at time of submission, to the IEEEConference Proceedings Formatting Guidelines (title in 24pt font and full text in 10pt font, LaTEX users must use documentclass[10pt,conference]{IEEEtran} without including the compsoc or compsocconf option). All the submissions will undergo a double-blind peer review. All accepted contributions will be published in the conference electronic proceedings.

For accepted papers, authors are required to prepare their final submissions for the workshop proceedings based on the suggestions provided by reviewers. At least one author need to present their paper during the workshop.

Questions? Use the A-Mobile contact form.