Social area networks: data networking of the people, by the people, for the people
Author(s)Aharony, Nadav; Reed, David P.; Lippman, Andrew B.
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In this position paper we explore a holistic approach for the integration of social and human-level concepts with all layers of the communication network. This integration is bidirectional - the social information can help inform and configure network-level parameters, while network information can contribute to the gathering and learning of social-level information. We review existing work and emerging trends in the area, as well as propose new ideas for socially-aware network applications. We present the motivations for a unified approach for integrating socially related information throughout the networking stack, and introduce the concept of a social area network (SocAN), which encompasses network architectures built for and around people and their social relationships.
DepartmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Media Laboratory; Program in Media Arts and Sciences (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
International Conference on Computational Science and Engineering.
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Aharony, N., D.P. Reed, and A. Lippman. “Social Area Networks: Data Networking of the People, by the People, for the People.” Computational Science and Engineering, 2009. CSE '09. International Conference on. 2009. 1148-1155. © 2009, IEEE
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INSPEC Accession Number: 10915380
Distributed architectures, Network configuration, Network management, Social awareness, Social networks, Social patterns