Predicting how you respond to phone calls: Towards discovering temporal behavioral rules

Iqbal H. Sarker, Muhammad Ashad Kabir, Alan Colman, Jun Han

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Discovering temporal rules that capture an individual's phone call response behavior is essential to building intelligent individualized call interruption management system. The key challenge to discovering such temporal rules is identifying within a phone call log the time boundaries that delineate periods when an individual user rejects or accepts phone calls. Moreover, potential data sparsity in phone call logs imposes additional challenge in discovering applicable rules. In this paper, we address the above issues and present a hybrid approach to identify the effective time boundaries for discovering temporal behavioral rules of individual mobile phone users utilizing calendar and mobile phone data. Our preliminary experiments on real datasets show that our proposed hybrid approach dynamically identifies better time boundaries based on like behavioral patterns and outperforms the existing calendar-based approach (CBA) and log-based approach (LBA) to discovering the temporal behavior rules of individual mobile phone users.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 28th Australian computer-human interaction conference (OzCHI 2016)
EditorsCallum Parker
Place of PublicationNew York, United States
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery, Inc (ACM)
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9781450346184
Publication statusPublished - 29 Nov 2016
Event28th Australian Conference on Human-Computer Interaction (HCI): OzCHI 2016 - Grand Chancellor Hotel, Launceston, Australia
Duration: 29 Nov 201602 Dec 2016


Conference28th Australian Conference on Human-Computer Interaction (HCI)
Abbreviated titleConnected Futures
OtherOzCHI is the annual non-profit conference for the Computer-Human Interaction Special Interest Group (CHISIG) of the Human Factors and Ergonomic Society of Australia and Australia's leading forum for the latest in HCI research and practice. OzCHI attracts a broad international community of researchers, industry practitioners, academics and students. Participants come from a range of backgrounds, including interface designers, user experience (UX) practitioners, information architects, software engineers, human factors experts, information systems analysts and social scientists. The conference theme is Connected Futures, which highlights the opportunity and hope for technology to contribute to our human-ness.
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