Tool Demos and Mobile Apps

Important Dates (2018)
January 21, 24:00 AoE Paper Submission Deadline
January 15, 24:00 AoE Papers submission deadline
Abstract Submission Deadline
February 19 Notification
March 19
March 23


Mobile devices and platforms dominate the modern computing landscape, creating immense demand for quality applications.  Because of this, the engineers, architects and designers that create these apps are able to reach unprecedented numbers of users. However, the mobile software development and design processes come with a unique set of challenges and constraints.  The goal of this track is to solicit demonstrations of tools and mobile apps from both academic and industrial origins designed to improve the lives of mobile developers across the world.  Submissions should showcase novel, practical contributions that aid mobile software architects, designers, researchers, or engineers in their respective workflows.  Authors of each accepted submission will give a short presentation of their solution, followed by a detailed demo session. Both tool demos and mobile application submissions can fall into one of the following two categories:

  1. Tools and apps in practice, either from commercial vendors or open-source projects. These demonstrations should focus on practical applications within the different activities of software design and development and should particularly show how they advance the current state of the practice. New ideas are particularly welcome.
  2. Tools and apps in research from academic or industrial research environments. These demonstrations are intended to highlight underlying scientific contributions and show how scientific approaches have been transferred into a working tool.

Both categories may range from early prototypes to in-house or pre-commercialized products. Authors of regular MOBILESoft papers are also welcome to submit an accompanying MOBILESoft Tool Demos and Mobile Apps paper by adding information regarding the actual demo. Each contribution must be submitted in the form of up to a four (4)-page short paper.

Formatting and Submission Instructions

All submissions must conform to the ACM formatting and submission instructions and must not exceed 4 pages. All submissions must be in PDF. The page limit is strict, and it will not be possible to purchase additional pages at any point in the process (including after the paper is accepted).

For MS Word users: Use the ACM_SigConf.docx template following the instructions from the NEW ACM formatting guidelines (

For LaTex users: Use the NEW ACM formatting guidelines ( Upon unzipping the zip file, run ‘make all’. This will produce the acmart.cls file. You should use the conference format described in sample-sigconf.tex to format your paper. You are recommended to use the ‘review’ option (\documentclass[sigconf,review]{acmart}) which will add line numbers, thereby allowing referees to refer to specific lines in their comments, but we do not enforce the use of the ‘review’ option (that is, we will not desk reject papers for failing to use this option).

Accepted papers will be published in the conference electronic proceedings and in both the ACM Digital Library and IEEE Digital Library.

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At least one author of an accepted contribution is required to register, present the work, and participate during the discussions at the forum. Accepted papers will be published in the conference electronic proceedings and in both the ACM Digital Library and IEEE Digital Library.

PC co-chairs: Denys Poshyvanyk and Christoph Elsner

Additional Information

For additional information, clarification, or answers to questions please contact the Program Committee Co-chairs: Denys Poshyvanyk and Christoph Elsner.