IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing

IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing (TMC) is a scholarly archival journal published monthly that focuses on the key technical issues related to Mobile Computing. It is the intent of TMC to publish mature works of research, typically those that have appeared in part in conferences. Furthermore, it is the intent of TMC to focus on issues at the link-layer and above in wireless communications, and to focus only on topics explicitly or plausibly related to mobile systems. Read the full scope of TMC.

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From the June 2018 issue

DELTA: Data Extraction and Logging Tool for Android

By Riccardo Spolaor, Elia Dal Santo, and Mauro Conti

featured article thumbnail In recent years, the use of smartphones has increased exponentially, and so have their capabilities. Together with an increase in processing power, smartphones are now equipped with a variety of sensors and provide an extensive set of API. These capabilities allow us to extract data related to environment, user habits, and operating system itself. This data is extremely valuable in many research fields such as user authentication, intrusion, and information leaks detection. For these reasons, researchers need a solid and reliable logging tool to collect data from mobile devices. In this paper, we first survey the existing logging tools available on the Android platform, comparing their features and their impact on the system. Then, we present DELTA - Data Extraction and Logging Tool for Android, which improves the existing Android logging solutions in terms of flexibility, fine-grained tuning capabilities, extensibility, and available set of logging features. We fully implement DELTA and we run a thorough performance evaluation. The results show that our tool has a low impact on the performance of the system, on battery consumption, and on user experience. Finally, we make the DELTA source code available to the research community.

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  • TMC now offers authors access to Code Ocean. Code Ocean is a cloud-based executable research platform that allows authors to share their algorithms in an effort to make the world’s scientific code more open and reproducible. Learn more or sign up for free.
  • We are pleased to announce that Marwan Krunz, the Kenneth VonBehren Endowed Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Arizona, USA, has been named the new Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing starting in 2017.
  • We are pleased to announce that Kevin Almeroth, Professor of Computer Science at the University of California in Santa Barbara, has been named the new Associate Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing starting in 2017.
  • According to Thomson Reuters' 2016 Journal Citation Report, TMC has an impact factor of 3.822.


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