Communications Infrastructure. Systems and Applications in Europe. First International ICST Conference, EuropeComm 2009, London, UK, August 11-13, 2009, Revised Selected Papers

Research Article

Analysis of the Contextual Behaviour of Mobile Subscribers

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.1007/978-3-642-11284-3_26,
        author={Hannu Verkasalo and Borja Salmeron},
        title={Analysis of the Contextual Behaviour of Mobile Subscribers},
        proceedings={Communications Infrastructure. Systems and Applications in Europe. First International ICST Conference, EuropeComm 2009, London, UK, August 11-13, 2009, Revised Selected Papers},
        proceedings_a={EUROPECOMM},
        year={2012},
        month={5},
        keywords={context modeling context detection mobile phone usage},
        doi={10.1007/978-3-642-11284-3_26}
    }
    
  • Hannu Verkasalo
    Borja Salmeron
    Year: 2012
    Analysis of the Contextual Behaviour of Mobile Subscribers
    EUROPECOMM
    Springer
    DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-11284-3_26
Hannu Verkasalo1,*, Borja Salmeron1
  • 1: Helsinki University of Technology
*Contact email: hannu.verkasalo@tkk.fi

Abstract

In this paper, contextual behavior of mobile subscribers is studied with data collected straight from smartphones. The paper develops an approach to study how people use mobile devices in different contexts, by proposing an algorithm that works with device-based sensor data. This approach consists of context detection and data analysis. The context detection algorithm analyses cellular network radio logs in modeling the location of people. This paper then analyses usage patterns over different contexts. Demonstration of the contextual modeling with a sample of Finnish smartphone users proves that the applications of the approach are numerous.