Discovering User Location Semantics Using Mobile Notification Handling Behaviour

  • Andreas KomninosEmail author
  • Ioulia Simou
  • Elton Frengkou
  • John Garofalakis
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 11912)


We analyse data from a longitudinal study of 44 participants, including notification handling, device state and location information. We demonstrate that it is possible to semantically label a user’s location based on their notification handling behaviour, even when location coordinates are obfuscated so as not to precisely match known venue locations. Privacy-preserving semantic labelling of a user’s location can be useful for the contextually-relevant handling of interruptions and service delivery on mobile devices.


Interruption management Mobile notifications Semantic location labelling 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of PatrasRioGreece
  2. 2.Computer Technology Institute and Press “Diophantos”RioGreece

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