Geo-social interaction: Context-aware help in large scale public spaces

Conference object English OPEN
Mahmud, Nasim ; Aksenov, Petr ; Yasar, Ansar-Ul-Haque ; Preuveneers, Davy ; Luyten, Kris ; Coninx, Karin ; Berbers, Yolande (2010)
  • Publisher: Berlin Heidelberg
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.1007/978-3-642-16917-5_11
  • Subject: Social network, FOAF, context awareness, location awareness, information dissemination

We present an approach to exploit social and spatio-temporal context in order to improve information dissemination in dynamic large-scale public spaces. We illustrate it by applying a proposed measure of geo-social relevance of each individual in a simulated vehicular network and by comparing the performance of different network message passing techniques in an inter-vehicle ‘help-me-best-and-do-it-fast’ communication scenario. We conclude that the use of social networking capabilities of an individual combined with knowledge about their spatio-temporal context information significantly improves purposeful interaction between individuals in terms of both the efficiency of the network data dissemination and the quality of the delivered information.
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