Analysing log traces to understand users’ behavior on software
User activity traces are a set of structured and time-stamped data, generated directly by a software. These traces capture both:
- Users’ interactions with the interface of an application or software (Frontend traces)
- Application or software’s behavior following this human-computer interaction activity (Backend traces).
With the exponential digitization of professional practices, exploitation of these traces has become a major knowledge issue. This is why a seminar was organized on November 29 at the Computer Science Department of the Faculty of Sciences of the University of Montpellier, for M2 students of the “Software Science-Software Engineering” specialization.
From theory to operationality in Berger-Levrault scenarii
Ph.D. Candidate Ikram Boukharouba from BL Research team et affiliée au laboratoire de recherche IRIT was guest of honor on this Seminar, organized by Ph.D Abdelhak-Djamel Seriai (LIRMM), pedagogical manager of the training.
On program: definition of traces and logs, understanding of their construction, the motivation behind traceability, and some of the application fields. Two applied use cases are discussed: the analysis of log traces for fraud detection applied to the BL.enfance software, and the behavioral analysis of e.sedit GF users.