BEHACOM - a dataset modelling users’ behaviour in computers

Pedro M. Sánchez Sánchez, José M. Jorquera Valero, Mattia Zago, Alberto Huertas Celdrán, Lorenzo Fernández Maimó, Eduardo López Bernal, Sergio López Bernal, Javier Martínez Valverde, Pantaleone Nespoli, Javier Pastor Galindo, Ángel L. Perales Gómez, Manuel Gil Pérez, Gregorio Martínez Pérez

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This paper details the methodology and approach conducted to monitor the behaviour of twelve users interacting with their computers for fifty-five consecutive days without preestablished indications or restrictions. The generated dataset, called BEHACOM, contains for each user a set of features that models, in one-minute time windows, the usage of computer resources such as CPU or memory, as well as the activities registered by applications, mouse and keyboard. It has to be stated that the collected data have been treated in a privacy-preserving way during each phase of the collection and analysis. Together with the features and their explanation, we also detail the software used to gather and process the data. Finally, this article describes the data distribution of the BEHACOM dataset.

Original languageEnglish
Article number105767
JournalData in Brief
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2020


  • application statistics
  • Behavioural dataset
  • computer
  • keyboard activity
  • mouse movements
  • resource usage


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