User-centric android flexible permissions

Gian Luca Scoccia, Ivano Malavolta, Marco Autili, Amleto Di Salle, Paola Inverardi

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Privacy in mobile apps is a fundamental aspect to be considered, particularly with regard to meeting end user expectations. Due to the rigidities of the Android permission model, desirable trade-offs are not allowed. End users are confined into a secondary role, having the only option of choosing between either privacy or functionalities. This work proposes a user-centric approach to the flexible management of Android permissions that empowers end users to specify the desired level of permissions on a per-feature basis.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2017 IEEE/ACM 39th International Conference on Software Engineering Companion (ICSE-C)
Subtitle of host publication[Proceedings]
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Number of pages3
ISBN (Electronic)9781538615898
ISBN (Print)9781538615904
Publication statusPublished - 2017
Event39th IEEE/ACM International Conference on Software Engineering Companion, ICSE-C 2017 - Buenos Aires, Argentina
Duration: 20 May 201728 May 2017


Conference39th IEEE/ACM International Conference on Software Engineering Companion, ICSE-C 2017
CityBuenos Aires


  • Android Permissions
  • Mobile Apps
  • Privacy


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