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Special Issue on Foundations of Social Computing: Enabling Social Applications via Decentralized Social Data Management
Nicolas Kourtellis, Jeremy Blackburn, Cristian Borcea, Adriana Iamnitchi
Article No.: 1
An unprecedented information wealth produced by online social networks, further augmented by location/collocation data, is currently fragmented across different proprietary services. Combined, it can accurately represent the social world and...
Net Neutrality: Discrimination, Competition, and Innovation in the UK and US
Alissa Cooper, Ian Brown
Article No.: 2
We analyze UK and US experiences as they relate to two central net neutrality questions: (1) whether competition serves as a deterrent to the discriminatory treatment of Internet traffic, and (2) whether discrimination creates barriers to...
Credit networks are an abstraction for modeling trust among agents in a network. Agents who do not directly trust each other can transact through exchange of IOUs (obligations) along a chain of trust in the network. Credit networks are robust to...
Most previous analysis of Twitter user behavior has focused on individual information cascades and the social followers graph, in which the nodes for two users are connected if one follows the other. We instead study aggregate user behavior and...
P2P-Based, Multi-Attribute Resource Discovery under Real-World Resources and Queries
H. M. N. Dilum Bandara, Anura P. Jayasumana
Article No.: 5
Collaborative peer-to-peer (P2P), grid, and cloud computing rely on resource discovery (RD) solutions to aggregate groups of multi-attribute, dynamic, and distributed resources. However, specific characteristics of real-world resources and...