Preliminary Call for Papers
MOBILESoft 2017 –
4th IEEE/ACM International Conference on Mobile Software Engineering and Systems (May 22-23)
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Co-located with ICSE 2017 (May 20-28)
In recent years, the massive increase in the use of mobile applications has greatly influenced the way people go about their daily life. The number of available mobile applications has grown enormously since the establishment of app stores and marketplaces that enable users to download and seamlessly install apps. Mobile platforms are rapidly changing and include diverse capabilities such as GPS, cameras, several wireless communications (WLAN, 4G, RFID etc), a variety of on-device memory and disk capacities, and various sensors.
Innovative mobile services and exciting mobile applications are emerging as a result of the ingenious use of these technologies. Consequently, the development of mobile applications has also been growing at a fast pace, presenting new challenges to Software Engineering. Developing versatile and robust mobile applications requires formally grounded methods, as well as advanced practices and tools.
MOBILESoft provides a working conference-style forum for the discussion and presentation of innovative contributions to the research and practice of the design, development, validation, execution, and evolution of mobile applications.
MOBILESoft 2017 comprises four main tracks: technical papers, New Ideas, Tool Demos and Mobile Apps, and the Student Research Competition. All papers must conform, at time of submission, to the ACM Formatting Guidelines (LaTeX users, please use the “Option 2” style). All submissions must be in PDF format use US Letter page format. Accepted papers will be published in the conference electronic proceedings and in both the ACM Digital Library and IEEE Digital Library. Submit via Easy Chair: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=mobilesoft2017
Submission Timeline (for all tracks)
Papers due: Friday, January 20th, 2017 24:00 AoE.
Author Notifications: February 15th, 2017.
Camera-ready due: February 27, 2017.
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).
We solicit contributions from both academia and industry.
John Grundy and William G.J. Halfond
New Ideas Track:
MOBILESoft 2017 also invites submissions for a “New Ideas” track. This track is not considered a “second tier” of MobileSoft but rather an alternative track for fledgling or unconventional ideas. These may include: preliminary results that call into question long held beliefs or conventions; bold visions of new directions in mobile software engineering and systems; novel (and potentially groundbreaking) interdisciplinary synergies; and, more in general, “big” ideas for our emerging community of software engineering for mobile systems. New Ideas submissions should not exceed four (4) pages in length and should be submitted according to all of the requirements (including deadlines) of MobileSoft 2017.
Christine Julien and Mirco Musolesi
Tool Demos and Mobile Apps Track:
We solicit demos of applications and tools from both academic and industrial researchers, showing new practical contributions to mobile software engineering. Authors of each accepted submission will give a short presentation of their solution, followed by a detailed demo session. Each contribution must be submitted in the form of a two (2)-page short paper. Accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings.
Marco Pistoia and Paolina Centonze
Student Research Competition Track:
We solicit contributions of 2-page abstracts from graduate and undergraduate students. A maximum of 20 students will be selected to participate in the competition sponsored by Microsoft Research. These students are entitled to a stipend for their travel expenses, up to a maximum of US $500. Winners will receive a prize and advance to the ACM Grand Finals.
Grace A. Lewis and Young-Woo Kwon
Henry Muccini, University of L’Aquila, Italy
Bara Buhnova, Masaryk University, Czech Republic
John Grundy, Deakin University, Australia
William G.J. Halfond, University of Southern California, USA
New Ideas Co-chairs:
Christine Julien, The University of Texas, USA
Mirco Musolesi, University College London, UK
Tool Demos and Mobile Apps Co-Chairs:
Marco Pistoia, IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center, USA
Paolina Centonze, Iona College, USA
Student Research Competition Co-Chairs:
Grace A. Lewis, Carnegie Mellon Software Engineering Institute, USA
Young-Woo Kwon, Utah State University, USA
IEEE Software Delegate:
Mei Nagappan, Rochester Institute of Technology, USA
Mirco Franzago, University of L’Aquila, Italy
Ivano Malavolta, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Federica Sarro, University College London, UK
Shah Rukh Humayoun, University of Kaiserslautern, Germany
Marco Autili, University of L’Aquila, Italy
We solicit contributions related to mobile software engineering, including but not limited to the following topics:
Development environments and tools
Testing, maintenance, verification, and evolution
Patterns, frameworks, and product lines
Refactoring, restructuring, and renovation
Program transformation and optimization
Empirical studies and metrics
User experience and new input devices
Hybrid versus native applications
Agile or model-driven development
Application and system security
Cloud support and scalability
Static and dynamic analysis
Debugging techniques and tools
Mobile programming and software engineering education and training
The role of mobile in the context of the Internet of Things
Mobile apps connected to wearable devices
Industrial experience reports