Need Accurate User Behaviour?: Pay Attention To Groups!
Conference Proceeding Article
In this paper, we show that characterizing user behaviour from location or smartphone usage traces, without accounting for the interaction of individuals in physical-world groups, can lead to erroneous results. We conducted one of the largest studies in the UbiComp domain thus far, involving indoor location traces of more than 6,000 users, collected over a 4-month period at our university campus, and further studied fine-grained App usage of a subset of 156 Android users. We apply a state-of-the-art group detection algorithm to annotate such location traces with group vs. individual context, and then show that individuals vs. groups exhibit significant differences along three behavioural traits: (1) the mobility pattern, (2) the responsiveness to calls / SMSs and (3) application usage. We show that these significant differences are robust to underlying errors in the group detection technique and that the use of such group context leads to behavioural results that differ from those reported in prior popular work.
app usage, groups, user behaviour, location, interruptibility
Computer Sciences | Numerical Analysis and Scientific Computing | Software Engineering
Software and Cyber-Physical Systems
UbiComp '15: Proceedings of the 2015 ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing: Osaka, Japan, September 7-11, 2015
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JAYARAJAH, Kasthuri; LEE, Youngki; MISRA, Archan; and BALAN, Rajesh Krishna.
Need Accurate User Behaviour?: Pay Attention To Groups!. (2015). UbiComp '15: Proceedings of the 2015 ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing: Osaka, Japan, September 7-11, 2015. 855-866. Research Collection School Of Information Systems.
Available at: http://ink.library.smu.edu.sg/sis_research/3117