Mobile application usage and development is experiencing exponential growth. According to Gartner, by 2016 more than 200 billion total apps will have been downloaded. The mobile domain presents new challenges to software engineering. Mobile platforms are rapidly changing and include diverse capabilities such as GPS, cameras, multiple input modes, wireless communications on many frequencies and bandwidths, a variety of on-device memory and disk capacities, and various sensors. Applications must function on a wide range of platforms. Mobile applications must be elastic and scale on demand according to the hardware’s abilities. Many applications support and use third-party services, requiring application development to include effective security and authorization processes for those dataflows. Bring your own device (BYOD) policies offer new security challenges, including guarding against data leaks on behalf of both employer and employee data privacy. Efficient development and optimization of secure mobile applications requires new tools and practices that relate to the complexity at hand, such as improved refactoring tools for hybrid applications using dynamic languages; polyglot development and applications; and testing techniques for applications that run on different devices.

The workshop has several goals. First, we want to develop relationships to create a vibrant research community in the area of mobile software development. Second, we want to identify the most important research problems for mobile software development.

The workshop also has a set of technical goals:
* Investigate new directions of model driven development in the context of mobile software development.
* Examine the lifecycle of mobile software development and how it relates to the software engineering lifecycle.
* Explore and evaluate existing techniques of mobile software development.
* Bring together people from both academia and industry to talk and learn about real problems relating to mobile software engineering.

Accepted Papers


Call for Papers (Extended!)

  • Abstract Submission: August 11, 2015
  • Paper Submission: August 13, 2015
  • Paper Notification: September 7, 2015
    Workshop: October 26, 2015

We accept contributions of three types:
1. Research papers up to 8 pages that describe original work in the area of mobile software engineering.
2. Short papers up to 4 pages of emerging ideas and on research in progress.
3. Extended abstracts up to 2 pages on in-practice experience.

Topics include, but are not limited to:
* Mobile development environments and tools
* Mobile testing
* Agile development for mobile applications
* Empirical studies and metrics
* Maintenance and evolution
* Mobile patterns, frameworks, and product lines
* Mobile software refactoring, restructuring, and renovation
* Mobile program transformation and optimization
* Practice and experience reports
* Management of mobile applications
* User experience of mobile applications
* Hybrid versus native applications
* Model-driven development for mobile applications
* Mobile application security
* Mobile operating system and middleware security
* Secure application development methodologies
* Cloud support for mobile security
* Static and dynamic analysis of mobile applications
* Mobile optimization debugging techniques and tools
* Research challenges in mobile software engineering

Submission Instructions
Your paper must conform to the ACM SIGPLAN Conference Format, 10 point font. Note that by default the SIGPLAN Conference Format produces papers in 9 point font. If you are formatting your paper using LaTeX, you will need to set the 10pt option in the \documentclass command. If you are formatting your paper using Word, you may wish to use the provided Word template that supports this font size. Please include page numbers in your submission. Setting the preprint option in the LaTeX \documentclass command generates page numbers. Please also ensure that your submission is legible when printed on a black and white printer. In particular, please check that colors remain distinct and font sizes are legible. Follow Author Kit instructions emailed to authors, for final paper submissions for proceedings.

Submit your paper in Adobe PDF via EasyChair:

AUTHORS TAKE NOTE: The official publication date is the date the proceedings are made available in the ACM Digital Library. This date may be up to two weeks prior to the first day of your conference. The official publication date affects the deadline for any patent filings related to published work. (For those rare conferences whose proceedings are published in the ACM Digital Library after the conference is over, the official publication date remains the first day of the conference.)

This workshop aims at establishing a community of researchers and practitioners to share their work and lead to further research in mobile software engineering.

Distinguished keynote speaker:
Robert C. Seacord (Founder, Secure Coding Institute) speaking on “Mobile security”

Previous MobileDeLis
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MobileDeLi 2013

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08:30 - 10:00: MobileDeLi - Session I at Edenburg
Chair(s): Jeff GrayUniversity of Alabama, USA, Aharon AbadiIBM Research, Lori FlynnCERT
mobiledeli201508:30 - 08:40
Day opening
Aharon AbadiIBM Research, C: Lori FlynnCERT, C: Jeff GrayUniversity of Alabama, USA
mobiledeli201508:40 - 09:05
Robert SeacordSecure Coding Institute
mobiledeli201509:05 - 09:20
Ryan H. ChoiSamsung Electronics, Youngil ChoiSamsung Electronics
mobiledeli201509:20 - 09:35
Guangtai LiangIBM Research - China, Shao Chun LiIBM Research - Tokyo
mobiledeli201509:35 - 09:50
Yongjian HuUniversity of California at Riverside, USA, Tanzirul AzimUniversity of California at Riverside, USA, Iulian NeamtiuUniversity of California at Riverside, USA
mobiledeli201509:50 - 09:55
Ranjan KumarC-DAC Mumbai, Ashwin NivanguneC-DAC, Mumba, Padmaja JoshiC-DAC, Mumbai
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mobiledeli201509:55 - 10:00
Young-Woo KwonUtah State University, Eli TilevichVirginia Tech
10:30 - 12:00: MobileDeLi - Session II at Edenburg
Chair(s): Aharon AbadiIBM Research, Lori FlynnCERT, Jeff GrayUniversity of Alabama, USA
mobiledeli201510:30 - 10:35
Arvind HudliMSRIT, Shrinidhi HudliUCLA, Raghu HudliObjectOrb Technologies Pvt. Ltd
mobiledeli201510:35 - 10:55
Tahmid NabiOregon State University, Pranjal MittalOregon State University, Pooria AzimiOregon State University, Danny DigOregon State University, Eli TilevichVirginia Tech
mobiledeli201510:55 - 11:15
Jonathan ProtzenkoMicrosoft Research
mobiledeli201511:15 - 11:30
Waqar AhmadCarnegie Mellon University, Joshua SunshineCarnegie Mellon University, Christian KästnerCarnegie Mellon University, Adam WynneBosch Research and Technology Center
mobiledeli201511:30 - 11:45
Marco PistoiaIBM Research, USA, Omer TrippIBM Research, USA, Pietro FerraraIBM Research, USA, Paolina CentonzeIona College
mobiledeli201511:45 - 12:00
Pavol BielikETH Zurich, Switzerland, Veselin RaychevETH Zurich, Switzerland, Martin VechevETH Zurich, Switzerland
13:30 - 15:00: MobileDeLi - Session III at Edenburg
Chair(s): Aharon AbadiIBM Research, Jeff GrayUniversity of Alabama, USA, Lori FlynnCERT
mobiledeli201513:30 - 13:50
Eric UmuhozaPolitecnico di Milano, Italy, Hamza Ed-DouibiMines Nantes, Marco BrambillaPolitecnico di Milano, Italy, Jordi CabotICREA, Spain, Aldo BongioWebRatio S.r.l
mobiledeli201513:50 - 14:10
Osbert BastaniStanford University, Alex AikenStanford University, Saswat AnandStanford University
mobiledeli201514:10 - 15:00
Marco PistoiaIBM Research, USA, Patrick TagueCarnegie Mellon University, Jan S. RellermeyerIBM Research, Garret WassermannCERT Coordination Center
15:30 - 17:00: MobileDeLi - Session IV at Edenburg
Chair(s): Aharon AbadiIBM Research, Lori FlynnCERT, Jeff GrayUniversity of Alabama, USA
mobiledeli201515:30 - 15:45
Julian DolbyIBM Research
mobiledeli201515:45 - 16:00
Violetta VylegzhaninaVanderbilt University, Jules WhiteVanderbilt University, Douglas C. SchmidtVanderbilt University
mobiledeli201516:00 - 17:00