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Sun 30 October - Fri 4 November 2016 Amsterdam, Netherlands

Mobile application use and development is experiencing enormous growth, and by 2016 more than 200 billion apps have been downloaded. The mobile domain presents new challenges to software engineering. Mobile platforms are rapidly changing, with diverse capabilities including various input modes, wireless communication types, on-device memory and disk capacities, and sensors. Applications function on wide ranges of platforms, requiring scaling according to hardware. Many applications interact with third-party services, requiring application development with effective security and authorization processes for those dataflows. “Bring your own device” policies pose security challenges including employer and employee data privacy. Developing secure mobile applications requires new tools and practices such as improved refactoring tools for hybrid applications; polyglot applications; and testing techniques for multiple devices. This workshop aims to establish a community of researchers and practitioners, leading to further research in mobile development.


We’re delighted to announce that Ivano Malavolta will be giving the workshop’s keynote address: “Beyond native apps: Web technologies to the rescue!”

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08:30 - 10:00: Mobile! - Session 1 at Lausanne
mobile201608:30 - 08:35
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mobile201608:35 - 09:05
Ivano MalavoltaVrije Universiteit Amsterdam
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mobile201609:05 - 09:35
Will DormannCERT/CC, USA
mobile201609:35 - 10:00
Kumud BhandariRice University, USA
10:30 - 12:10: Mobile! - Session 2 at Lausanne
mobile201610:30 - 10:55
Markus RaabVienna University of Technology, Austria
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mobile201610:55 - 11:20
Craig AnslowMiddlesex University, UK, Stuart MarshallVictoria University of Wellington, New Zealand, James NobleVictoria University of Wellington, New Zealand, Robert BiddleCarleton University, Canada
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mobile201611:20 - 11:45
Rohan BavishiIIT Kanpur, India, Awanish PandeyIIT Kanpur, India, Subhajit RoyIIT Kanpur, India
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mobile201611:45 - 12:10
Jose Juan Dominguez VeigaMaynooth University, Ireland, Tomas E. WardMaynooth University, Ireland
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13:30 - 15:10: Mobile! - Session 3 at Lausanne
mobile201613:30 - 13:55
Nada AminEPFL, Tiark RompfPurdue University, USA
mobile201613:55 - 14:10
David S. JanzenCalifornia Polytechnic State University, USA, Andrew HughesSteadfast Innovation, USA, Anthony LenzSteadfast Innovation, USA
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mobile201614:10 - 14:40
Marco BrambillaPolitecnico di Milano, Italy, Andrea MauriPolitecnico di Milano, Italy, Mirco FranzagoUniversity of L'Aquila, Italy, Henry MucciniUniversity of L'Aquila, Italy
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mobile201614:40 - 14:55
Siena YuKeio University, Japan, Shingo TakadaKeio University, Japan
mobile201614:55 - 15:10
Jose Lorenzo San MiguelKeio University, Japan, Shingo TakadaKeio University, Japan
15:40 - 17:20: Mobile! - Session 4 at Lausanne
mobile201615:40 - 17:10
mobile201617:10 - 17:20
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Ivano MalavoltaVrije Universiteit Amsterdam
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Call for Papers

Mobile! 2016 - 1st International Workshop on Mobile Development

Important Dates:
  • Workshop papers due: (EXTENDED!!) 25 August, 2016 (23:59:59 Anywhere On Earth)
  • Workshop paper notifications: 5 September, 2016
  • Workshop date: Monday 31 Oct, 2016

Mobile! aims at providing innovative contributions to the research and development of novel approaches to the design, development, validation, execution and evolution of mobile applications. These include architecture techniques relating to platform complexity; improved refactoring tools for hybrid applications using dynamic languages; developing applications in multiple languages; and testing and verification techniques for applications that run on different devices.

The Mobile! workshop combines two (each previously 3-years-running) SPLASH workshops: MobileDeLi (Mobile Development Lifecycle) and PROMOTO (Programming for Mobile and Touch):

We welcome contributions related to mobile software engineering. Topics include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • 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
  • Application security
  • Mobile operating system and middleware security
  • Secure application development methodologies
  • Cloud support for mobile security
  • Static and dynamic analysis of mobile applications
  • Development for mobile devices with touchscreens
  • Mobile optimization debugging techniques and tools
  • Resource-aware mobile systems
  • Research challenges in mobile software engineering

We solicit 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; and
  3. Extended abstracts up to 2 pages representing in-practice experience.

Author Instructions

Submit your paper via hotcrp ( ). Accepted papers will be published in the conference electronic proceedings and in the ACM Digital Library.

Submissions should use the ACM SIGPLAN Conference Format, 10 point font, using the font family Times New Roman and numeric citation style. All submissions should be in PDF format. If you use LaTeX or Word, please use the ACM SIGPLAN Templates provided here, making sure to use 10 point fonts (e.g., for LaTeX, set the 10pt option in the \documentclass command). For other document preparation systems, please follow the declarative description of the SIGPLAN formatting guidelines (, also applying the extra OOPSLA requirements (e.g., 10pt, Times New Roman, numeric citations). Please include page numbers in your submission. Setting the preprint option in the LaTeX \documentclass command generates page numbers. For LaTeX, you can retrieve modified SIGPLAN conference paper templates that automatically enforce the above requirements, if you use the right flag (“1stsubmission”) on your paper’s header.

Publication (Digital Library Early Access Warning):

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 the conference. The official publication date affects the deadline for any patent filings related to published work.

We look forward to meeting with you at the workshop in October!

Program Co-Chairs
  • Lori Flynn, CERT, Carnegie Mellon University, United States
  • Alberto Sillitti, Innopolis University, Russian Federation