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A multi-scale priority model for smartphone actions


Pfister, Jean-Pascal; Ghosh, Arko (2018). A multi-scale priority model for smartphone actions. arXiv 1612.03196, Institute of Neuroinformatics.

Abstract

Smartphone users touch the screen of the phone thousands of times per day. The inter-touch intervals follow a power-law distribution. We propose a multi-scale statistical model for those smartphone touches. At short-time scale, the model is governed by refractory effects, while at longer time scales, the touching rate is governed by the priority difference between smartphone tasks and other tasks. We show that both the statistics of the short intervals as well as the longer intervals are well captured by the model. The model is described in continuous time and the inter-touch interval distribution can be computed analytically.

Abstract

Smartphone users touch the screen of the phone thousands of times per day. The inter-touch intervals follow a power-law distribution. We propose a multi-scale statistical model for those smartphone touches. At short-time scale, the model is governed by refractory effects, while at longer time scales, the touching rate is governed by the priority difference between smartphone tasks and other tasks. We show that both the statistics of the short intervals as well as the longer intervals are well captured by the model. The model is described in continuous time and the inter-touch interval distribution can be computed analytically.

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Item Type:Working Paper
Communities & Collections:07 Faculty of Science > Institute of Neuroinformatics
Dewey Decimal Classification:570 Life sciences; biology
Language:English
Date:2018
Deposited On:12 Mar 2019 11:31
Last Modified:12 Mar 2019 11:53
Publisher:Arxiv - Computer Science
Series Name:arXiv
OA Status:Green
Free access at:Official URL. An embargo period may apply.
Official URL:https://arxiv.org/abs/1612.03196

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