A Wi-Fi direct based P2P application prototype for mobile social networking in proximity (MSNP)

Yufeng Wang, Athanasios V. Vasilakos, Qun Jin, Jianhua Ma

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Abstract

Nowadays, most popular social networking services adopt centralized architecture, in which continual Internet connectivity is prerequisite for each user to exploit those services, and centralized servers are used for storage and processing of all application/context data, even though mobile users are within proximity area (like campus, event spot, and community), and can directly exchange media through various wireless technologies (e.g., Bluetooth, Wi-Fi Direct, etc.). On one hand, the omniscient centralized server may cause serious privacy concern, due to the fact that it collects and stores all users' data (messages, profiles, location, relations, etc.), On the other hand, transmitting a large amount of media generated by users in proximity through Internet, would not only bring a lot of pressure to the network infrastructure and service provider, but incur heavy data traffic cost to users. In this paper, our contributions are twofold. First, we propose a Wi-Fi Direct based P2P social networking framework, which enables direct data exchange among users without using infrastructure network when users are located in proximity, and provide solutions to two core problems in this framework, i.e., discoverability and privacy. Second, the prototype of this framework is preliminarily implemented in Android, which is composed of the following functions: localization based on Google Geocoding, Chat, and file-sharing component supporting intermittent transmission.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 2014 World Ubiquitous Science Congress
Subtitle of host publication2014 IEEE 12th International Conference on Dependable, Autonomic and Secure Computing, DASC 2014
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages283-288
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781479950799
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014 Nov 3
Event12th IEEE International Conference on Dependable, Autonomic and Secure Computing, DASC 2014 - Dalian, Liaoning, China
Duration: 2014 Aug 242014 Aug 27

Publication series

NameProceedings - 2014 World Ubiquitous Science Congress: 2014 IEEE 12th International Conference on Dependable, Autonomic and Secure Computing, DASC 2014

Conference

Conference12th IEEE International Conference on Dependable, Autonomic and Secure Computing, DASC 2014
CountryChina
CityDalian, Liaoning
Period14/8/2414/8/27

Keywords

  • Android
  • Mobile social networking
  • Peer-to-peer (P2P)
  • Wi-Fi Direct

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Computer Science(all)

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    Wang, Y., Vasilakos, A. V., Jin, Q., & Ma, J. (2014). A Wi-Fi direct based P2P application prototype for mobile social networking in proximity (MSNP). In Proceedings - 2014 World Ubiquitous Science Congress: 2014 IEEE 12th International Conference on Dependable, Autonomic and Secure Computing, DASC 2014 (pp. 283-288). [6945702] (Proceedings - 2014 World Ubiquitous Science Congress: 2014 IEEE 12th International Conference on Dependable, Autonomic and Secure Computing, DASC 2014). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/DASC.2014.57