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ICSE 2019
Sat 25 - Fri 31 May 2019 Montreal, QC, Canada
Wed 29 May 2019 16:00 - 16:20 at Mansfield / Sherbrooke - Mobile Apps Chair(s): Sandeep Kuttal

While there have been various studies towards Android app and its development, there is limited discussion of the broader class of apps that fall in fake area. Fake app and its development are distinct from official app and belong to the mobile underground industry. Due to the lack of knowledge of mobile underground industry, fake apps, its ecosystem and nature still remain in mystery.

To fill the blank, we conduct the first systematic and comprehensive empirical study on a large-scale set of fake apps. Over 150,000 samples that fake the top 50 popular apps are collected and extensively measured. In this paper, we present discoveries from three different perspectives, namely fake sample characteristics, quantitative study on fake samples and fake authors’ developing trend. Valuable domain knowledge, like fake apps’ naming tendency and fake developers’ evasive strategies, are then presented and confirmed with case studies, demonstrating a clear vision of fake app and its ecosystem.

Wed 29 May
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16:00 - 16:20
Software Engineering in Practice
Chongbin TangEast China Normal University, Sen ChenNanyang Technological University, Singapore, Lingling FanNanyang Technological University, Singapore, Lihua Xu, Yang LiuNanyang Technological University, Singapore, Zhushou TangPwnzen Infotech Inc., Liang DouEast China Normal University
16:20 - 16:40
Software Engineering in Practice
Stas NegaraGoogle, Naeem EsfahaniGoogle LLC, USA, Raymond BuseGoogle
16:40 - 17:00
Technical Track
Taeyeon KiSamsung Research America, Chang Min ParkUniversity at Buffalo, The State University of New York, Karthik DantuUniversity at Buffalo, The State University of New York, Steve KoUniversity at Buffalo, The State University of New York, Lukasz ZiarekSUNY Buffalo, USA
17:00 - 17:20
Technical Track
Xusheng XiaoCase Western Reserve University, Xiaoyin WangUniversity of Texas at San Antonio, USA, Zhihao CaoCase Western Reserve University, Hanlin WangCase Western Reserve University, Peng GaoPrinceton University
17:20 - 17:30
Journal-First Papers
Safwat HassanQueens University, Kingston, Canada, Cor-Paul BezemerUniversity of Alberta, Canada, Ahmed E. HassanQueen's University
17:30 - 17:40
New Ideas and Emerging Results
Ivano MalavoltaVrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Francesco NoceraPolytechnic University of Bari, Patricia LagoVrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Marina MongielloPolytechnic University of Bari, Italy
Pre-print Media Attached
17:40 - 18:00