Overview mobile social networking in proximity (MSNP): Applications, characteristics and challenges

Yufeng Wang, Tang Jing, Qun Jin, Jianhua Ma

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Abstract

Recently, mobile social networking applications have gained tremendous attention, which free users from face-to-monitor life, while they still can share information and stay in touch with their friends on the go. However most MSN applications regard mobile terminals just as entry points to existing social networks, depend on centralized servers (for storage and processing of all application/context data) and continual Internet connectivity, even though mobile users are within proximity area (like campus, event spot, and community), and can directly exchange data through various wireless technologies (e.g., WiFi Direct, etc.). In this paper, we focus on thoroughly over viewing the mobile social networking in proximity (MSNP), including existing applications, characteristics and challenges. Our primary goal is to identify the characteristics, technical challenges and potential solution for future MSNP applications, capable to flexibly adapt to different application domains and deployment requirements.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 2013 IEEE International Conference on High Performance Computing and Communications, HPCC 2013 and 2013 IEEE International Conference on Embedded and Ubiquitous Computing, EUC 2013
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
Pages2112-2119
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)9780769550886
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014 Jan 1
Event15th IEEE International Conference on High Performance Computing and Communications, HPCC 2013 and 11th IEEE/IFIP International Conference on Embedded and Ubiquitous Computing, EUC 2013 - Zhangjiajie, Hunan, China
Duration: 2013 Nov 132013 Nov 15

Publication series

NameProceedings - 2013 IEEE International Conference on High Performance Computing and Communications, HPCC 2013 and 2013 IEEE International Conference on Embedded and Ubiquitous Computing, EUC 2013

Conference

Conference15th IEEE International Conference on High Performance Computing and Communications, HPCC 2013 and 11th IEEE/IFIP International Conference on Embedded and Ubiquitous Computing, EUC 2013
CountryChina
CityZhangjiajie, Hunan
Period13/11/1313/11/15

Keywords

  • Mobile Social Networking in Proximity (MSNP)
  • Opprotunistic
  • Peer-to-Peer
  • Spantenous

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software

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    Wang, Y., Jing, T., Jin, Q., & Ma, J. (2014). Overview mobile social networking in proximity (MSNP): Applications, characteristics and challenges. In Proceedings - 2013 IEEE International Conference on High Performance Computing and Communications, HPCC 2013 and 2013 IEEE International Conference on Embedded and Ubiquitous Computing, EUC 2013 (pp. 2112-2119). [6832186] (Proceedings - 2013 IEEE International Conference on High Performance Computing and Communications, HPCC 2013 and 2013 IEEE International Conference on Embedded and Ubiquitous Computing, EUC 2013). IEEE Computer Society. https://doi.org/10.1109/HPCC.and.EUC.2013.303