Experimenting on Mobile Apps Quality – a tale about Energy, Performance, and Users’ Perception [ICTOpen 2018]

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Experimenting on Mobile Apps Quality – a tale about Energy, Performance, and Users’ Perception [ICTOpen 2018]Empirical experiment, Energy efficiency, Mobile performance, Progressive web apps

I just finished to give a 3-minutes pitch at ICTOpen 2018, the conference for ICT-Research in the Netherlands. In this pitch I present and discuss a series of experiments we designed and conducted on mobile apps development within the S2 research group of the Vrije Universiteit of Amsterdam. The pitch aims at providing both researchers …

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Reconstructing microservice-based architectures [LAC congres 2017]

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Reconstructing microservice-based architectures [LAC congres 2017]events, Microservices, talks

Last week I gave a talk at the LAC 2017 congres about how me and my research group are working on how to improve the automatic reconstruction of microservice-based architectures. Having a clear (and automatic) understanding of the software architecture of a microservice-based system is specially interesting and useful when planning new features of the …

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Mobile Apps quality – a tale about energy, performance, and users’ perception

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Mobile Apps quality – a tale about energy, performance, and users’ perceptionEnergy efficiency, Hybrid apps, Mobile performance, mobile web, Progressive web apps, research, talks

Yesterday I gave a guest lecture at TUDelft about the experiments on mobile apps that we are conducting in our Green Lab in Amsterdam. Here you can find the slides of the lecture. These are the papers on which the presentation is based: Ivano Malavolta (2016). Web-based hybrid mobile apps: state of the practice and …

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Are service workers draining my battery?

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Are service workers draining my battery?mobile web, research, talks

Just back from the AmsterdamJS conference, the first conference on javaScript based in Amsterdam. There I gave a talk on the energy efficiency of progressive web apps (PWAs). PWAs are a new technology introduced by Google that aims at bridging this gap, with a set of APIs known as service workers at its core. In …

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Beyond Native Apps: Web Technologies to the Rescue! [SPLASH 2016 – Mobile! keynote]

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Beyond Native Apps: Web Technologies to the Rescue! [SPLASH 2016 – Mobile! keynote]mobile web, research, talks

Just finished my keynote at the Mobile! workshop, co-located with the SPLASH 2016 conference. Here you can download the companion paper of the talk: http://www.ivanomalavolta.com/files/papers/splash_2016_workshop_keynote.pdf, and here you can find the slides: Here is the abstract of the talk. This year a billion smartphones will be sold worldwide, with people relying more and more on …

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Leveraging Web Analytics for Automatically Generating Mobile Navigation Models

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Leveraging Web Analytics for Automatically Generating Mobile Navigation Modelsresearch, talks

Last month I presented our approach for automatically generating mobile navigation design models from web-based analytics data. The approach mines usage data of a website, builds a model of the web usage patterns coming from both web and mobile-specific usage sessions, transforms it into a mobile-oriented navigation tree, and generates a mobile-oriented navigation model, usable …

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Web-based Hybrid Mobile Apps: State of the Practice and Research Opportunities

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Web-based Hybrid Mobile Apps: State of the Practice and Research Opportunitiesresearch, talks

Today I gave an answer to all those questions in a tutorial at the 3rd IEEE/ACM International Conference on Mobile Software Engineering and Systems (MobileSoft 2016). Here you can find a two-pages paper summarizing the tutorial: http://www.ivanomalavolta.com/files/papers/mobilesoft_2016_tutorial.pdf In the following you can find the slides of my talk. Here you can find our papers telling …

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The road ahead for architectural languages

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The road ahead for architectural languagesresearch, talks

I just finished to present the results of our latest works on software architecture languages. The presentation has been done at the 3rd workshop on Architecture Centric Virtual Integration (ACVI). Here is the abstract of the talk. “If you think good architecture is expensive, try bad architecture”. With this reflection, Brian Foote and Joseph Yode …

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Automatically bridging UML profiles to MOF metamodels

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Automatically bridging UML profiles to MOF metamodelsresearch, talks

Last Thursday I presented our generic approach for automatically bridging UML profiles into MOF metamodels. Here you can download the paper: http://www.ivanomalavolta.com/files/papers/SEAA_2015.pdf , and here you can find the slides of the presentation: The paper has been presented at SEAA 2015. SEAA 2015 is the 41st Euromicro Conference on Software Engineering and Advanced Applications, and …

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Off canvas mobile menu

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Off canvas mobile menucode, JavaScript

Today I just completed a simple good looking off canvas menu, specifically developed for mobile devices. The menu has been developed for leveraging CSS3 features as much as possible, and it may be imported into already existing SASS stylesheets. A fully functioning demo can be accessed here (better to access it via a mobile device …

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