RoutineMaker: Towards end-user automation of daily routines using smartphones

Ville Antila, Jussi Polet, Arttu Lämsä, Jussi Liikka

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Abstract

People use smartphones in daily activities for accessing and storing information in various situations. In this paper, we present a work in progress for detecting and automating some of these activities. To explore the possible patterns we developed an experimental application to detect daily tasks used by smartphones and analyzed it to provide suggestions for "routines". We conducted a two-week user study with 10 users to evaluate the approach. During the study the application logged the usage patterns, sent information to the server where it was analysed and clustered. The participants could also automate their smartphone tasks using the analysed data. The findings suggest that people would be willing to automatize tasks given that the approach gives flexibility and expressiveness without too much information overload. Future work includes refining the algorithms based on the gathered real-life data and modifying the interaction design to approach the challenges found with the initial study
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings
Subtitle of host publicationIEEE International Conference on Pervasive Computing and Communications Workshops, PERCOM Workshops 2012
PublisherIEEE Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers
Pages399-402
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-4673-0907-3
ISBN (Print)978-1-4673-0905-9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012
MoE publication typeNot Eligible
EventIEEE International Conference on Pervasive Computing and Communications Workshops - Lugano, Switzerland
Duration: 19 Mar 201223 Mar 2012

Conference

ConferenceIEEE International Conference on Pervasive Computing and Communications Workshops
Abbreviated titlePERCOM Workshops 2012
CountrySwitzerland
CityLugano
Period19/03/1223/03/12

Keywords

  • Context-awareness
  • routine detection
  • sensing
  • smartphones
  • task automation

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    Antila, V., Polet, J., Lämsä, A., & Liikka, J. (2012). RoutineMaker: Towards end-user automation of daily routines using smartphones. In Proceedings: IEEE International Conference on Pervasive Computing and Communications Workshops, PERCOM Workshops 2012 (pp. 399-402). IEEE Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers. https://doi.org/10.1109/PerComW.2012.6197519