MSR 2024
Mon 15 - Tue 16 April 2024 Lisbon, Portugal
co-located with ICSE 2024
Mon 15 Apr 2024 17:16 - 17:20 at Almada Negreiros - Mobile Apps Chair(s): Dario Di Nucci

In 2016, we released AndroZoo, a continuously expanding dataset of Android applications that aggregates apps from various sources, including the official Google Play app market. As of today, AndroZoo contains approximately 24 million APK files, making it, to the best of our knowledge, the most extensive dataset of Android APKs accessible to the research community. Currently, an average of 500000 APKs are downloaded every day, with our initial MSR paper counting more than 880 citations on Google Scholar. Over time, we have consistently expanded AndroZoo, adapting to app markets’ evolution and refining our collection process. Additionally, we have started collecting supplementary data that could be valuable for various Android-related research projects and that we are providing to users, such as app descriptions, upload dates, ratings, lists of permissions, and many other kinds of data. This paper begins with a retrospective analysis of Androzoo, offering statistics on APK files, apps, users, and downloads. Then, we introduce the new data we are releasing to users, offering insights and examples of their usage.

Mon 15 Apr

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16:00 - 17:30
Mobile AppsData and Tool Showcase Track / Technical Papers at Almada Negreiros
Chair(s): Dario Di Nucci University of Salerno
16:00
12m
Talk
Automating GUI-based Test Oracles for Mobile Apps
Technical Papers
Kesina Baral CQSE America, Jack Johnson , Junayed Mahmud George Mason University, Sabiha Salma George Mason University, Mattia Fazzini University of Minnesota, Julia Rubin University of British Columbia, Jeff Offutt George Mason University, Kevin Moran University of Central Florida
16:12
12m
Talk
Global Prosperity or Local Monopoly? Understanding the Geography of App Popularity
Technical Papers
Liu Wang Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications, Conghui Zheng Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications, Haoyu Wang Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Xiapu Luo Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Gareth Tyson Queen Mary University of London, Yi Wang , Shangguang Wang Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications
16:24
12m
Talk
GuiEvo: Automated Evolution of Mobile App UIs
Technical Papers
Sabiha Salma George Mason University, S M Hasan Mansur George Mason University, Yule Zhang George Mason University, Kevin Moran University of Central Florida
16:36
12m
Talk
Comparing Apples to Androids: Discovery, Retrieval, and Matching of iOS and Android Apps for Cross-Platform Analyses
Technical Papers
Magdalena Steinböck TU Wien, Jakob Bleier TU Wien, Mikka Rainer CISPA Helmholtz Center for Information Security, Tobias Urban Institute for Internet Security & secunet Security Networks AG, Christine Utz CISPA Helmholtz Center for Information Security, Martina Lindorfer TU Wien
16:48
12m
Talk
Keep Me Updated: An Empirical Study on Embedded Javascript Engines in Android Apps
Technical Papers
Elliott Wen The University of Auckland, Jiaxiang Liu The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Xiapu Luo Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Giovanni Russello University of Auckland, Jens Dietrich Victoria University of Wellington
17:00
12m
Talk
Large Language Model vs. Stack Overflow in Addressing Android Permission Related Challenges
Technical Papers
Sahrima Jannat Oishwee University of Saskatchewan, Natalia Stakhanova University of Saskatchewan, Zadia Codabux University of Saskatchewan
17:12
4m
Talk
DATAR: A Dataset for Tracking App Releases
Data and Tool Showcase Track
Yasaman Abedini Sharif University of Technology, Mohammad Hadi Hajihosseini Sharif University of Technology, Abbas Heydarnoori Bowling Green State University
17:16
4m
Talk
AndroZoo: A Retrospective with a Glimpse into the Future
Data and Tool Showcase Track
Marco Alecci University of Luxembourg, Pedro Jesús Ruiz Jiménez University of Luxembourg, Kevin Allix Independent Researcher, Tegawendé F. Bissyandé University of Luxembourg, Jacques Klein University of Luxembourg