Middleware for Mobile Social Networks: A survey

Ahmed Karam, Nader Mohamed

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    Abstract

    In recent years there have been two major but independent trends: the popularity of social networking applications and the adoption of smartphones. As a result, a new trend of networks labeled Mobile Social Networks (MSN) has emerged and attracted considerable attention from the academic and industrial communities. Middleware for MSN facilitates the design and development of new applications on top of the middleware. But due to the resource constraints of smartphones, middleware for MSN presents a number of new challenges. The middleware for MSN should address the constraints of mobile devices, i.e., limited power sources, low memory capabilities, limited processing power, and heterogeneity. In this paper, we provide a detailed review of the existing middleware projects for MSN and identify the major approaches and challenges for designing them. Furthermore, we present an exhaustive comparative study of different middleware projects for MSN. We also discuss some open research issues in this important area of research.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the 45th Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, HICSS-45
    PublisherIEEE Computer Society
    Pages1482-1490
    Number of pages9
    ISBN (Print)9780769545257
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2012
    Event2012 45th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, HICSS 2012 - Maui, HI, United States
    Duration: Jan 4 2012Jan 7 2012

    Publication series

    NameProceedings of the Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences
    ISSN (Print)1530-1605

    Other

    Other2012 45th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, HICSS 2012
    Country/TerritoryUnited States
    CityMaui, HI
    Period1/4/121/7/12

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Engineering(all)

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