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Software applications (or apps) are distributed very differently these days than how they were once distributed - through centralized market places (which has changed the way developers interact with users, the way software is released, and consumed). These app markets, which are now standard for mobile apps, are getting popular now for desktop apps, games, and even open source apps. Such markets make it easier for app developers to release their new apps and update their existing apps. It also makes it easier for users to search, compare and download new apps and keep their existing apps up to date. Additionally, the app markets provide useful guidance to developers so that end users have the best quality apps. Finally, the market is public facing and has unique data like user comments, release notes, app popularity, besides just the app itself. Hence, app markets can be mined and the resulting data analyzed by researchers and analytics companies. Therefore, in this workshop (happening in conjunction with ESEC/FSE 2017), we seek to bring together researchers and practitioners to discuss research challenges, ideas, initiatives and results that leverages such app market data to answer pertinent software engineering questions using analytical and empirical approaches. Furthermore, we want to incorporate interdisciplinary collaborations regarding economic aspects.
We will seek original articles on studies that are related to app markets, with the end goal of making concrete recommendations to the app developers, app market developers, or other developers who provide libraries and frameworks for building apps, and end users. We especially encourage articles on:
We invite authors to submit any of the following kinds of workshop papers:
Workshop papers must follow the FSE 2017 Format and Submission Guidelines (but they do not have to be "double blind").
Please submit your papers here here.
All accepted contributions will be published in the conference electronic proceedings and in the ACM Digital Library.
At least one author of each accepted contribution has to register (non-student registration) for the ESEC/FSE workshops by July 8, see http://esec-fse17.uni-paderborn.de/registration.php.
Simon Oberthür: App stores - Past, present and future development and their role our fast changing world
App Stores and the Internet changed, how software is delivered and perceived. This talk looks at key features of app market stores and what impact they had and have on software delivery. Modern key features are: continuous delivery, user ratings and comments, equal access for developer and analytic tools. It ends with a peak into the future: Modern infrastructures like cloud computing and the upcoming 5G network are giving a new bases for app stores beside the ‘classical’ app store areas: mobile and desktop.
About the speaker: Dr. Simon Oberthür is a scientist in the field of computer science for over ten years. His areas of expertise are distributed real-time systems, resource management, DevOps, GreenIT, cloud & mobile. His special interests are the development of methods and processes for a self-determined digital change supported by modern technologies. Currently, Dr. Simon Oberthür is involved in the development of the SICP – Software Innovation Campus Paderborn where he is responsible for the competence centre "Mobile and Cloud Systems".
In this talk I will present several analysis techniques that we have developed in the last few years in order to identify anomalous Android applications on the Google Play. We can detect anomalies that involve mismatches between the description and the implementation, anomalies in the use of sensitive information, and anomalies in the user interface. I will conclude the talk by also presenting the most recent work on detecting anomalies on how applications evolve across different releases.
About the speaker: Alessandra Gorla is an Assistant Research Professor at the IMDEA Software Institute since December 2014. She received her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in computer science from the University of Milano-Bicocca in Italy, and she completed her Ph.D. in informatics at the Università della Svizzera Italiana in Lugano, Switzerland in 2011. In her Ph.D. thesis she defined and developed the notion of Automatic Workarounds, a self-healing technique to recover Web applications from field failures, a work for which she received the Fritz Kutter Award for the best industry related Ph.D. thesis in computer science in Switzerland. Before joining the IMDEA Software Institute, she has been a postdoctoral researcher in the software engineering group at Saarland University in Germany. During her postdoc, she has also been a visiting researcher at Google in Mountain View. Her primary research activities are in the areas of software engineering, with a particular focus on the automation of software testing and analysis activities, and mobile application security.
Tuesday, September 5th (Room: F0.530)