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MobileDeLi 2015 : The Third International Workshop on Mobile Development Lifecycle


When Oct 26, 2015 - Oct 27, 2015
Where Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Submission Deadline Aug 7, 2015
Notification Due Sep 7, 2015
Categories    computer science   software engineering   mobile computing

Call For Papers

Call for Papers
The Third International Workshop on Mobile Development Lifecycle (MobileDeLi 2015)
***Monday, Oct. 26, or Tuesday, Oct 27 (Exact date will be posted later.)
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States

Co-located with the The ACM SIGPLAN conference on Systems, Programming, Languages and Applications: Software for Humanity (SPLASH)
October 25-30, 2015 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States


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Our excellent keynotes will be given by:
- Robert C. Seacord (CERT, Carnegie Mellon University)speaking on "Mobile security"; and
- One more keynote speaker (IBM) with details to be posted soon

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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, including diverse capabilities enabled by GPS, sensors, and other input modes. 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 hardwareĆ­s 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.

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

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MobileDeli's main objective is to develop and cultivate a vibrant research community of researchers and practitioners for sharing work and leading to further research in the area of mobile software development. Participants at MobileDeli will help to identify the most important research problems in the mobile application development space.

The workshop also has a set of specific technical goals:

* Investigating new directions of model-driven development in the context of mobile software development
* Examining the lifecycle of mobile software development and how it relates to the software engineering lifecycle
* Exploring and evaluating existing techniques, patterns, and best practices of mobile software development
* Bringing together people from both academia and industry to discuss and learn about real-world problems facing mobile software engineering

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The 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

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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.
3. Extended abstracts up to 2 pages on in-practice experience.

Your paper must conform to the ACM format (
Submit your paper in Adobe PDF via EasyChair (

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* Paper Submission: August 7, 2015
* Paper Notification: September 7, 2015

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Aharon Abadi, IBM Research - Haifa, Israel
Lori Flynn, (CERT) Carnegie Mellon University
Jeff Gray, University of Alabama
Contacting email:

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