Cooperative phoneotypes: Exploring phone-based behavioral markers of cooperation

Vivek K. Singh, Rishav R. Agarwal

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Abstract

Cooperation is a fundamental human concept studied across multiple social and biological disciplines. Traditional methods for eliciting an individual's propensity to cooperate have included surveys and laboratory experiments and multiple such studies have connected an individual's cooperation level with her social behavior. We describe a novel approach to model an individual's cooperation level based on her phoneotype i.e. a composite of an individual's traits as observable via a mobile phone. This phone sensingbased method can potentially complement surveys, thus providing a cheaper, faster, automated method for generating insights into cooperation levels of users. Based on a 10-week field study involving 54 participants, we report that: (1) multiple phone-based signals were significantly associated with participant's cooperation attitudes; and (2) combining phone-based signals yielded a predictive model with AUCROC of 0.945 that performed significantly better than a comparable demography-based model at predicting individual cooperation propensities. The results pave the way for individuals and organizations to identify more cooperative peers in personal, social, and commerce related settings.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationUbiComp 2016 - Proceedings of the 2016 ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery, Inc
Pages646-657
Number of pages12
ISBN (Electronic)9781450344616
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 12 2016
Event2016 ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing, UbiComp 2016 - Heidelberg, Germany
Duration: Sep 12 2016Sep 16 2016

Publication series

NameUbiComp 2016 - Proceedings of the 2016 ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing

Other

Other2016 ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing, UbiComp 2016
Country/TerritoryGermany
CityHeidelberg
Period9/12/169/16/16

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Information Systems
  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Software
  • Human-Computer Interaction

Keywords

  • Behavioral sensing
  • Cooperation
  • Mobile sensing
  • Mobile supported cooperation
  • Phoneotype

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