A-Mobile 2018

The 2018 International Workshop on Advances in Mobile App Analysis

4 September 2018, Montpellier, France

held in conjunction with the 33rd IEEE/ACM International Conference on Automated Software Engineering (ASE 2018)


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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 such as static and dynamic 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

Important dates

Paper submissions: July 6, 2018 July 10, 2018
Paper notifications: July 30, 2018 July 26, 2018
Paper camera ready: August 10, 2018 July 30, 2018
Workshop date: September 4, 2018
Required by Conference Publishing, we changed our notification data and camera ready date as above. Sorry for caused inconvenience.

Submission details

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 an extended abstract within 2 pages including figures, appendices and references, or a talk abstract within 500 words, describing their results on advances in mobile app analysis.

All the submissions must not have been published elsewhere or under review elsewhere when being considered for A-Mobile 2018.

Submissions must conform to the ASE 2018 formatting and submission instructions: The submissions must come in PDF format and conform, at time of submission, to the IEEE Conference 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).

Please submit your papers through the following EasyChair link:


For accepted papers (except for talk abstracts), authors are required to prepare their final submissions for the workshop proceedings based on the suggestions provided by reviewers.


  • Li Li, Monash University, Australia
  • Guozhu Meng, Institute of Information Engineering, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
  • Jacques Klein, University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg
  • Sam Malek, University of California, Irvine

Publicity Chairs

  • Kui Liu, University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg
  • Jun Gao, University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg

Technical Program Committee

  • Afnan Al Subaihin, University College London, UK
  • Alexandre Bartel, University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg
  • Haipeng Cai, Washington State University, USA
  • Hamid Bagheri, University of California, Irvine, USA
  • Haoyu Wang, Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications, China
  • Lili Wei, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, China
  • Meiyappan Nagappan, University of Waterloo, Canada
  • Olga Gadyatskaya, University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg
  • Siegfried Rasthofer, TU Darmstadt, Germany
  • Thuan Pham, National University of Singapore, Singapore
  • Yang Liu, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
  • Yepang Liu, Southern University of Science and Technology, China
  • Yinxing Xue, University of Science and Technology of China, China




Workshop: Opening & Introductions


Predictive Analytics for Mobile Apps

Keynote Speech: Federica Sarro, Associate Professor at UCL



Configurations in Android Testing: They Matter

Emily Kowalczyk, Myra Cohen and Atif Memon


SPEjs: A Symbolic Partial Evaluator for JavaScript

Sumeyye Suslu and Christoph Csallner


Exploring the Effects of Ad Schemes on the Performance Cost of Mobile Phones

Cuiyun Gao, Jichuan Zeng, Michael Lyu, Irwin King and Federica Sarro


Poking the Bear: Lessons Learned from Probing Three Android Malware Datasets [Slides]

Aleieldin Salem and Alexander Pretschner


Discussion of presented papers



Invited Talk

Pushing the limits of automated testing for mobile applications

Ting Su


APPSEER: Discovering Flawed Interactions among Android Components [Slides]

Vincenzo Chiaramida, Francesco Pinci, Ugo Buy and Rigel Gjomemo


Repackman: A Tool for Automatic Repackaging of Android Apps [Slides]

Aleieldin Salem, Franziska Paulus and Alexander Pretschner


Discussion of presented papers


Panel Discussion




For further inquiries, please drop an email to a.mobile.organizer@gmail.com or tweet to us @A_Mobile_WP. We also welcome all suggestions and comments to this workshop.