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Special Section on Mobile Social Networks

It is our great pleasure to introduce this special section of the journal, presenting advanced solutions for Mobile Social Networks (MSNs). MSNs are an interesting development in pervasive mobile computing research. They blend together elements of cyber and physical interactions among users. They exploit information about social interactions (that may occur either due to physical meetings or interactions in Online Social Networks), detect users mobility patterns and events such as physical co-location and similarity of interests. They exploit this information to support applications not only across stable social communities (like groups of friends in Online Social Networks), but, even more interestingly, across dynamic social communities, that form and “dissolve” possibly over short amounts of time, and are characterized by specific purposes and interests of their members (e.g., the community of people attending the same event together). Therefore, thanks to this convergence between cyber and physical elements, MSN can support radically new social-oriented services and applications, where mobility and dynamism is the key dimension. Papers in this special section cover some of the most important elements for MSN solutions, dealing with dynamic social community detection, data dissemination, and middleware support for MSN applications.


Pervasive and Mobile Computing, 2014

Autori esterni: M. Kumar (Department of Computer Science, Rochester Institute of Technology, USA)
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Tipo: Abstract in riviste internazionali
Area di disciplina: Information Technology and Communication Systems
Da pagina 86 a pagina 87

Attività: Future Internet
Social Networking