Identification of the User by Analyzing Human Computer Interaction

  • Rüdiger Heimgärtner
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 5612)


This paper describes a study analyzing the interaction of users with a computer system to show that user identification is possible only by analyzing the user interaction behavior. The identification of the user can be done with a precision of up to 99.1% within one working session. This classification rate can be improved using additional interaction indicators. Moreover, this kind of protection method using the analysis of the interaction of the user with the system cannot be betrayed because of the uniqueness of the user interaction patterns. The method and the results of the study will be presented and discussed.


user interface user identification HCI analysis interaction analysis interaction indicator tool theft protection computer protection culture user interface design personalization identification recognition 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Rüdiger Heimgärtner
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  1. 1.IUIC – Intercultural User Interface ConsultingUndorfGermany

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