A-Mobile 2021

The 4th International Workshop on Advances in Mobile App Analysis

15 November 2021, Virtual

held in conjunction with the 36th IEEE/ACM International Conference on Automated Software Engineering (ASE 2021)


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 20, 2021 Sep 3, 2021
Paper notifications: Sep 10, 2021 Sep 24, 2021
Paper camera ready: Sep 24, 2021 Oct 1, 2021
Workshop date: Nov 15, 2021

Submission details

Authors are invited to submit: 1) regular paper: original articles presenting emerging results on advanced mobile app analysis. The articles must not exceed 6 pages including figures, appendices and references. 2) 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.

All the submissions must not have been published elsewhere or under review elsewhere when being considered for A-Mobile 2021.

Submissions must conform to the ASE 2021 formatting and submission instructions: All submissions must be 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 type, 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.

The best paper(s) will be invited to submit to a special issue of ASE journal.


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

Publicity Chairs

  • Pei Liu, Monash University, Australia
  • Jingling Sun, East China Normal University, China

Technical Program Committee

  • Kevin Allix, University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg
  • Hamid Bagheri, University of California, Irvine, USA
  • Haipeng Cai, Washington State University, USA
  • Sen Chen, Tianjin University, China
  • Zhen Dong, National University of Singapore, Singapore
  • Lingling Fan, Nankai University, China
  • Mattia Fazzini, University of Minnesota, USA
  • Yanyan Jiang, Nanjing University, China
  • Pingfan Kong, University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg
  • Yepang Liu, Southern University of Science and Technology, China
  • Romain Rouvoy, Univ. Lille / Inria / IUF, France
  • Jordan Samhi, University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg
  • Xiaoyu Sun, Monash University, Australia
  • Haoyu Wang, Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications, China
  • Lili Wei, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, China



UTC 21:00, 14 Nov

Workshop: Opening & Introductions

UTC 21:10

Keynote Speech

Automated Repair of Size-based Inaccessibility Issues in Mobile Applications

William G.J. Halfond, University of Southern California, US


UTC 22:10

Android Malware Detection: Looking beyond Dalvik Bytecode

Tiezhu Sun (University of Luxembourg), Nadia Daoudi (University of Luxembourg), Kevin Allix (University of Luxembourg) and Tegawendé Bissyandé (University of Luxembourg)

UTC 22:30

SO{U}RCERER : Developer-Driven Security Testing Framework for Android Apps

Muhammad Sajidur Rahman (University of Florida), Blas Kojusner (University of Florida), Ryon Kennedy (University of Florida), Prerit Pathak (University of Florida), Lin Qi (University of Florida) and Byron Williams (University of Florida)

UTC 22:50

Accelerating Symbolic Analysis for Android Apps

Mingyue Yang (University of Toronto), David Lie (University of Toronto) and Nicolas Papernot (University of Toronto)


UTC 23:30

Keynote Speech

Towards Advancing Non-functional Testing of Mobile Apps

Reyhaneh Jabbarvand, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, US


UTC 00:30, 15 Nov

A First Step Towards Detecting Values-violating Defects in Android APIs

Conghui Li (Monash University), Humphrey O. Obie (Monash University) and Hourieh Khalajzadeh (Monash University)

UTC 00:50

A First Look at Security Risks of Android TV Apps

Yonghui Liu (Monash University), Li Li (Monash University), Pingfan Kong (University of Luxembourg), Xiaoyu Sun (Monash University) and Tegawendé F. Bissyande (University of Luxembourg)

UTC 01:10



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