Analyzing Impact Factors for Smartphone Sharing Decisions Using Decision Tree

  • Tao XuEmail author
  • Yun Zhou
  • Alexander Raake
  • Xuyun Zhang
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 10902)


The sharing activities of smart devices have been proved to occur commonly among users and discussed by many studies. In contrast to sharing behaviors of personal computer, smartphone sharing is impromptu. It occurs pervasively like on the street between strangers or at home between family members. The variety of sharing behaviors requires the investigation of the most impact factors for smartphone sharing, which underlies the design of usable privacy user interface. This work investigates and analyzes the influencing factors of smartphone users sharing decisions based on CART algorithm of Decision Tree. The data for analyzing is based on a survey involving 165 participants’ responses. Results indicated the features belonging to the sharing attitudes and behaviors impacted users’ sharing decisions mostly.


User study Sharing Smartphone Decision tree 



This work was supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (61702417, 61703259), the Shaanxi Natural Science Foundation (2017JM6097, 2017JQ6077), and the Opening Project of State Key Laboratory for Manufacturing Systems Engineering (sklm s2016001).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Tao Xu
    • 1
    • 2
    Email author
  • Yun Zhou
    • 3
  • Alexander Raake
    • 4
  • Xuyun Zhang
    • 5
  1. 1.School of Software and MicroelectronicsNorthwestern Polytechnical UniversityXi’anPeople’s Republic of China
  2. 2.State Key Laboratory for Manufacturing Systems EngineeringXi’an Jiaotong UniversityXi’anPeople’s Republic of China
  3. 3.School of EducationShaanxi Normal UniversityXi’anPeople’s Republic of China
  4. 4.Audiovisual Technology Group, Institute for Media TechnologyUniversity of Technology IlmenauIlmenauGermany
  5. 5.Department of Electrical and Computer EngineeringUniversity of AucklandAucklandNew Zealand

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