* ICSE 2018 *
Sun 27 May - Sun 3 June 2018 Gothenburg, Sweden
Wed 30 May 2018 14:40 - 15:00 at H2 room - Apps and App Stores II Chair(s): Patrick Maeder

Reducing network latency in mobile applications is an effective way of improving the mobile user experience and has tangible economic benefits. This paper presents PALOMA, a novel client-centric technique for reducing the network latency by prefetching HTTP requests in Android apps. Our work leverages string analysis and callback control-flow analysis to automatically instrument apps using PALOMA’s rigorous formulation of scenarios that address “what” and “when” to prefetch. PALOMA has been shown to incur significant runtime savings (several hundred milliseconds per prefetchable HTTP request), both when applied on a reusable evaluation benchmark we have developed and on real applications.

Wed 30 May

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14:00 - 15:30
Apps and App Stores IITechnical Papers / Journal first papers at H2 room
Chair(s): Patrick Maeder
Studying the Dialogue Between Users and Developers of Free Apps in the Google Play Store
Journal first papers
Safwat Hassan Queens University, Kingston, Canada, Chakkrit Tantithamthavorn University of Adelaide, Australia, Cor-Paul Bezemer Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario, Ahmed E. Hassan Queen's University
Automated Reporting of GUI Design Violations for Mobile Apps
Technical Papers
Kevin Moran College of William & Mary, Boyang Li , Carlos Bernal-Cárdenas , Dan Jelf , Denys Poshyvanyk William and Mary
Pre-print Media Attached
Leveraging Program Analysis to Reduce User-Perceived Latency in Mobile Applications
Technical Papers
Yixue Zhao University of Southern California, USA, Marcelo Schmitt Laser , Yingjun Lyu University of Southern California, Nenad Medvidović University of Southern California
DOI Pre-print Media Attached
Repairing Crashes in Android Apps
Technical Papers
Shin Hwei Tan , Zhen Dong National University of Singapore, Singapore, Xiang Gao , Abhik Roychoudhury National University of Singapore
Pre-print File Attached
Q&A in groups
Technical Papers