Enabling the Social Internet of Things and Social Cloud

Weishan Zhang, Qun Jin, Didier El Baz

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    The social Internet of Things (SIoT) brings unprecedented online and offline social experiences to people and is changing our social patterns. The social cloud has the potential to use social relationships to improve resource sharing in social networks. Both fields require more research to, for example, define a generic or unified supporting architecture that can bring various technologies together. These two paradigms are both related to social networks, cloud computing, and the Internet of Things. Therefore, they could potentially support each other, and will likely merge in one way or another.

    Original languageEnglish
    Article number7397051
    Pages (from-to)6-9
    Number of pages4
    JournalIEEE Cloud Computing
    Issue number6
    Publication statusPublished - 2015 Nov 1



    • Cloud
    • cloud computing
    • Social cloud
    • Social Internet of Things
    • Social network

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Computer Science (miscellaneous)
    • Computer Networks and Communications
    • Computer Science Applications
    • Software

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