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Data Dissemination and Query in Mobile Social Networks

  • Jiming Chen
  • Jialu Fan
  • Youxian Sun
Book

Part of the SpringerBriefs in Computer Science book series (BRIEFSCOMPUTER)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
  2. Jiming Chen, Jialu Fan, Youxian Sun
    Pages 1-17
  3. Jiming Chen, Jialu Fan, Youxian Sun
    Pages 19-51
  4. Jiming Chen, Jialu Fan, Youxian Sun
    Pages 53-75
  5. Jiming Chen, Jialu Fan, Youxian Sun
    Pages 77-79
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 81-86

About this book

Introduction

With the increasing popularization of personal hand-held mobile devices, more people use them to establish network connectivity and to query and share data among themselves in the absence of network infrastructure, creating mobile social networks (MSNet). Since users are only intermittently connected to MSNets, user mobility should be exploited to bridge network partitions and forward data. Currently, data route/forward approaches for such intermittently connected networks are commonly "store-carry-and-forward" schemes, which exploit the physical user movements to carry data around the network and overcome path disconnection. And since the source and destination may be far away from each other, the delay for the destination to receive the data from the source may be long. MSNets can be viewed as one type of socially-aware delay tolerant networks (DTNs). Observed from social networks, the contact frequencies are probably different between two friends and two strangers, and this difference should be taken into consideration when designing data dissemination and query schemes in MSNets. In this book,  the fundamental concepts of MSNets are introduced including the background, key features and potential applications of MSNets, while also presenting  research topics, such as, MSNets as realistic social contact traces and user mobility models. Because the ultimate goal is to establish networks that allow mobile users to quickly and efficiently access interesting information, particular attention is paid  to data dissemination and query schemes in subsequent sections. Combined with geography information, the concepts of community and centrality are employed from a social network perspective to propose several data dissemination and query schemes, and further use real social contact traces to evaluate their performance, demonstrating that such schemes achieve better performance when exploiting more social relationships between users.

Keywords

Centrality Community Data Dissemination Mobile Social Network (MSNet) Query

Authors and affiliations

  • Jiming Chen
    • 1
  • Jialu Fan
    • 2
  • Youxian Sun
    • 3
  1. 1., Control Science and EngineeringZhejiang UniversityHangzhouChina, People's Republic
  2. 2., Control Science and EngineeringZhejiang UniversityHangzhouChina, People's Republic
  3. 3., Control Science and EngineeringZhejiang UniversityHangzhouChina, People's Republic

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4614-2254-9
  • Copyright Information The Author(s) 2012
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Computer Science
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4614-2253-2
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4614-2254-9
  • Series Print ISSN 2191-5768
  • Series Online ISSN 2191-5776
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