Supporting ubiquitous interaction in dynamic shared spaces through automatic group formation based on social context

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This paper investigates how the management of groups that communicate electronically, such as group formation, can be simplified based on users’ context and social relations. This work builds on a framework for Aggregated Social Graphs, where each node represents the relational strength to other users. The strength of a relation is calculated by utilizing information on how we communicate using mobile phone calls, emails, and social networks in combination with additional sources of information such as from calendars. A contextual group management schema is presented where contextual parameters such as tags, locations and objects are used to prune an aggregated social graph in order to automatically form a group.
The schema is implemented in a runtime environment based on the Distributed Shared Memory service available at Ericsson Labs. The feasibility of the proposed schema is then studied through a prototype implementation both in a web-browser and as a mobile app. The study shows that a group can be formed automatically and that a lightweight communication session then can be initiated for that group.
TitelASE International Conference on Social Informatics, Washington D.C., USA : December 14-16, 2012
UtgivningsortPiscataway, NJ
UtgivareIEEE Computer Society Press
Publiceringsdatum14 dec 2012
ISBN (print)978-1-4799-0234-7
ISBN (electronic)978-0-7695-4938-5


KonferensInternational Conference on Social Informatics
OrtWashington DC

Evenemang (konferens etc.)

International Conference on Social Informatics

dec. 14 2012 - dec. 16 2012

Washington DC, USA

Evenemang (konferens etc.): Konferens