MSR 2024
Mon 15 - Tue 16 April 2024 Lisbon, Portugal
co-located with ICSE 2024

Android app developers extensively employ code reuse, integrating many third-party libraries into their apps. While such integration is practical for developers, it can be challenging for static analyzers to achieve scalability and precision when libraries account for a large part of the code. As a direct consequence, it is common practice in the literature to consider developer code only during static analysis –with the assumption that the sought issues are in developer code rather than the libraries. However, analysts need to distinguish between library and developer code. Currently, many static analyses rely on white lists of libraries. However, these white lists are unreliable, inaccurate, and largely non-comprehensive. In this paper, we propose a new approach to address the lack of comprehensive and automated solutions for the production of accurate and “always up to date" sets of libraries. First, we demonstrate the continued need for a white list of libraries. Second, we propose an automated approach to produce an accurate and up-to-date set of third-party libraries in the form of a dataset called AndroLibZoo. Our dataset, which we make available to the community, contains to date 34 813 libraries and is meant to evolve.

Mon 15 Apr

Displayed time zone: Lisbon change

11:00 - 12:30
Ecosystems, Reuse and APIs & TutorialsData and Tool Showcase Track / Technical Papers / Tutorials at Almada Negreiros
Chair(s): Mahmoud Alfadel University of Waterloo, Ayushi Rastogi University of Groningen, The Netherlands
11:00
12m
Talk
Thirty-Three Years of Mathematicians and Software Engineers: A Case Study of Domain Expertise and Participation in Proof Assistant Ecosystems
Technical Papers
Gwenyth Lincroft Northeastern University, Minsung Cho Northeastern University, Mahsa Bazzaz Northeastern University, Katherine Hough Northeastern University, Jonathan Bell Northeastern University
Pre-print Media Attached
11:12
12m
Talk
Boosting API Misuse Detection via Integrating API Constraints from Multiple Sources
Technical Papers
Can Li Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Jingxuan Zhang Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Yixuan Tang Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Zhuhang Li Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Tianyue Sun Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics
11:24
6m
Talk
Availability and Usage of Platform-Specific APIs: A First Empirical Study
Technical Papers
Pre-print
11:30
4m
Talk
AndroLibZoo: A Reliable Dataset of Libraries Based on Software Dependency Analysis
Data and Tool Showcase Track
Jordan Samhi CISPA Helmholtz Center for Information Security, Tegawendé F. Bissyandé University of Luxembourg, Jacques Klein University of Luxembourg
11:34
4m
Talk
Goblin: A Framework for Enriching and Querying the Maven Central Dependency Graph
Data and Tool Showcase Track
Damien Jaime Sorbonne Université - Lip6 - SAP, Joyce El Haddad Paris Dauphine-PSL Université, CNRS, LAMSADE, Pascal Poizat Université Paris Nanterre & LIP6
11:38
4m
Talk
Dataset: Copy-based Reuse in Open Source Software
Data and Tool Showcase Track
Mahmoud Jahanshahi Research Assistant, University of Tennessee Knoxville, Audris Mockus The University of Tennessee
11:45
45m
Talk
Mining Our Way Back to Incremental Builds for DevOps Pipelines
Tutorials
Shane McIntosh University of Waterloo
Pre-print