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ACM Transactions on Internet Technology (TOIT) - Special Issue on Connected Communities, Volume 18 Issue 1, December 2017

Section: Special Issue on Connected Communities

Extending the Outreach: From Smart Cities to Connected Communities
Ernesto Damiani, Ryszard Kowalczyk, Gerard Parr
Article No.: 1
DOI: 10.1145/3140543

Connected Communities (CCs) are socio-technical systems that rely on an information and communication technology (ICT) infrastructure to integrate people and organizations (companies, schools, hospitals, universities, local and national...

Adaptive Message Routing and Replication in Mobile Opportunistic Networks for Connected Communities
Haibo Zhang, Luming Wan, Yawen Chen, Laurence T. Yang, Lizhi Peng
Article No.: 2
DOI: 10.1145/3122984

Mobile opportunistic networking is a promising technology that can supplement existing cellular and WiFi networks to provide desirable services for smart and connected communities. Message routing is the most compelling challenge in mobile...

A Multi-Dimensional Smart Community Discovery Scheme for IoT-Enriched Smart Homes
Taehun Kim, Junsung Lim, Heesuk Son, Byoungheon Shin, Dongman Lee, Soon J. Hyun
Article No.: 3
DOI: 10.1145/3062178

The proliferation of the Internet into every household has provided more opportunities for residents to become closer to each other than before. However, solid structural barrier is raised and social relationships within such neighborhoods are...

On the Need of Trustworthy Sensing and Crowdsourcing for Urban Accessibility in Smart City
Catia Prandi, Silvia Mirri, Stefano Ferretti, Paola Salomoni
Article No.: 4
DOI: 10.1145/3133327

Mobility in urban environments is an undisputed key factor that can affect citizens’ well-being and quality of life. This is particularly relevant for those people with disabilities or with reduced mobility who have to face the presence of...

Crowd-Sourced Data Collection for Urban Monitoring via Mobile Sensors
Antonella Longo, Marco Zappatore, Mario Bochicchio, Shamkant B. Navathe
Article No.: 5
DOI: 10.1145/3093895

A considerable amount of research has addressed Internet of Things and connected communities. It is possible to exploit the sensing capabilities of connected communities, by leveraging the continuously growing use of cloud computing solutions and...

ODIN: Obfuscation-Based Privacy-Preserving Consensus Algorithm for Decentralized Information Fusion in Smart Device Networks
Moreno Ambrosin, Paolo Braca, Mauro Conti, Riccardo Lazzeretti
Article No.: 6
DOI: 10.1145/3137573

The large spread of sensors and smart devices in urban infrastructures are motivating research in the area of the Internet of Things (IoT) to develop new services and improve citizens’ quality of life. Sensors and smart devices generate...

Quantify Resilience Enhancement of UTS through Exploiting Connected Community and Internet of Everything Emerging Technologies
Emanuele Bellini, Paolo Ceravolo, Paolo Nesi
Article No.: 7
DOI: 10.1145/3137572

This work aims at investigating and quantifying the Urban Transport System (UTS) resilience enhancement enabled by the adoption of emerging technology such as Internet of Everything (IoE) and the new trend of the Connected Community (CC). A...

Hadoop-Based Intelligent Care System (HICS): Analytical Approach for Big Data in IoT
M. Mazhar Rathore, Anand Paul, Awais Ahmad, Marco Anisetti, Gwanggil Jeon
Article No.: 8
DOI: 10.1145/3108936

The Internet of Things (IoT) is increasingly becoming a worldwide network of interconnected things that are uniquely addressable, via standard communication protocols. The use of IoT for continuous monitoring of public health is being rapidly...

Real-Time Traffic Event Detection From Social Media
Di Wang, Ahmad Al-Rubaie, Sandra Stinčić Clarke, John Davies
Article No.: 9
DOI: 10.1145/3122982

Smart communities are composed of groups, organizations, and individuals who share information and make use of that shared information for better decision making. Shared information can come from many sources, particularly, but not exclusively,...

Seamless Virtual Network for International Business Continuity in Presence of Intentional Blocks
Hiroshi Fujikawa, Hirofumi Yamaki, Setsuo Tsuruta
Article No.: 10
DOI: 10.1145/3133325

In developing countries, links are poor among domestic communities or internet service providers. Besides, international internet channels are suddenly blocked by such as Golden Shield (GS) in China. Offshore business communications are involved...

Behind the Myths of Citizen Participation: Identifying Sustainability Factors of Hyper-Local Information Systems
Claudia López, Rosta Farzan, Yu-Ru Lin
Article No.: 11
DOI: 10.1145/3093892

Various information systems have emerged to facilitate citizen participation in the life of their communities. However, there is a lack of robust understanding of what enables the sustainability of such systems. This work introduces a framework to...

TOIT Reviewers over 2015 and 2016
Munindar P. Singh
Article No.: 12
DOI: 10.1145/3140541