3rd International ICST Conference on COMmunication System SoftWAre and MiddlewaRE

Research Article

Quantifying Presence using Calling Patterns

  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.1109/COMSWA.2008.4554403,
        author={Husain Husna and Santi Phithakkitnukoon and Enkh-Amgalan Baatarjav and Ram Dantu},
        title={Quantifying Presence using Calling Patterns},
        proceedings={3rd International ICST Conference on COMmunication System SoftWAre and MiddlewaRE},
  • Husain Husna
    Santi Phithakkitnukoon
    Enkh-Amgalan Baatarjav
    Ram Dantu
    Year: 2008
    Quantifying Presence using Calling Patterns
    DOI: 10.1109/COMSWA.2008.4554403
Husain Husna1,*, Santi Phithakkitnukoon1,*, Enkh-Amgalan Baatarjav1,*, Ram Dantu1,*
  • 1: Network Security Laboratory Department of Computer Science and Engineering University of North Texas Denton, TX 76203 USA
*Contact email: hjh0036@unt.edu, santi@unt.edu, eb0050@unt.edu, rdantu@unt.edu


Presence technology is going to be an integral part of the next generation of communication technology. It can eliminate telephone tag between two parties (caller and callee), which will increase productivity of the parties and reduce unnecessary bandwidth usage of unwanted calls. In this paper, we propose a Willingness Estimator that computes willingness level of a callee for receiving calls from a specified caller. By knowing the willingness value of the callee the caller can decide on proceeding with the call or not. The proposedWillingness Estimator is tested with real mobile user data, and these results are highly accurate. We measure willingness based on calling patterns (arrival time, location, day) of a caller to a callee and this could serve as one of the future presence based services. The results can be used in telecommunication networks such as PSTN, Cellular networks, and Voice over IP networks