Opportunistic mobile social networks: Challenges survey and application in smart campus

Maha Kadadha, Hamda Al-Ali, Maha Al Mufti, Amira Al-Aamri, Rabeb Mizouni

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Abstract

With the high penetration of smart phones in our daily life and the increasing capabilities of these smart devices, a new type of applications has emerged. Lately, Opportunistic Mobile Social Networks (OMSN), which allow users to directly update their social networks while moving have seen the day. Typically, users require the Internet to share information on their social network and this produces various limitations. However, OMSN exploit opportunistic links between mobiles' of users with social similarities to share contents and updates, bypassing the need for an Internet connection. In this paper, a survey on OMSN applications and existing architectures is provided. Key challenges to the development of these networks are elaborated along with suggested solutions. An architecture for collaborative learning application using OMSN that tries to answer these challenges is presented. A prototype is implemented and deployed to validate the proposed solution. Clearly, OMSN can be an addition to the smart campus initiative.

Original languageBritish English
Title of host publication2016 IEEE 12th International Conference on Wireless and Mobile Computing, Networking and Communications, WiMob 2016
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
ISBN (Electronic)9781509007240
DOIs
StatePublished - 30 Nov 2016
Event12th IEEE International Conference on Wireless and Mobile Computing, Networking and Communications, WiMob 2016 - New York, United States
Duration: 17 Oct 201619 Oct 2016

Publication series

NameInternational Conference on Wireless and Mobile Computing, Networking and Communications
ISSN (Print)2161-9646
ISSN (Electronic)2161-9654

Conference

Conference12th IEEE International Conference on Wireless and Mobile Computing, Networking and Communications, WiMob 2016
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityNew York
Period17/10/1619/10/16

Keywords

  • Challenges
  • OMSN
  • Smart campus
  • Social Networks
  • Survey

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