A-Mobile 2020

The 3rd International Workshop on Advances in Mobile App Analysis

21 September 2020, Melbourne, Australia

held in conjunction with the 35th IEEE/ACM International Conference on Automated Software Engineering (ASE 2020)


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: Aug 7, 2020 Aug 14, 2020
Paper notifications: Aug 27, 2020
Paper camera ready: Aug 31, 2020
Workshop date: September 21, 2020

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 2020.

Submissions must conform to the ASE 2020 formatting and submission instructions: All submissions must be in PDF format and conform, at time of submission, to the ACM Proceedings Template (LaTEX users must use \documentclass[sigconf,review,anonymous]{acmart}). Note: all the submissions will be under double-blind review process.

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.


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

Publicity Chairs

  • Weihao Huang, Institute of Information Engineering, Chinese Academy of Sciences

Technical Program Committee

  • 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
  • Kevin Moran, College of William & Mary
  • Kevin Allix, University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg
  • Romain Rouvoy, Univ. Lille / Inria / IUF, France
  • Ting Su, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
  • Yepang Liu, Southern University of Science and Technology, China
  • Yulei Sui, University of Technology Sydney, Australia
  • Jason Xue, The University of Adelaide, Australia
  • Pingfan Kong, University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg


UTC - 08:00

Workshop: Weclome and Opening

UTC - 08:10

Keynote Speech

Mobile App Testing and Analysis: Getting There in Industrial Cases

Tao Xie, Professor at Peking University, China

UTC - 09:10

Invited Talk

Smart Development of Mobile Apps with Deep Learning

Chunyang Chen, Lecture at Monash University, Australia

UTC - 09:40

A Framework for the Automatic Execution of Measurement-based Experiments on Android Devices

Ivano Malavolta, Eoin Grua, Cheng-Yu Lam, Randy de Vries, Franky Tan, Eric Zielinski, Michael Peters and Luuk Kaandorp

UTC - 10:00

Ecosystem Evolution Analysis and Trend Prediction of Projects in Android Application Framework

Zhehao Fan, Zhiyong Feng, Xiao Xue, Shizhan Chen and Hongyue Wu

UTC - 10:20

KnowledgeZooClient: Constructing Knowledge Graph for Android

Li Li, Jun Gao, Pingfan Kong, Haoyu Wang, Mengyu Huang, Yuan-Fang Li, Tegawendé F. Bissyandé

UTC - 10:40

Market-level Analysis of Government-backed COVID-19 Contact Tracing Apps

Huiyi Wang, Liu Wang and Haoyu Wang

UTC - 11:00

Enforcing Green Code with Android Lint

Olivier Le Goaer


For further inquiries, please contact the organizers. We also welcome all suggestions and comments to this workshop.