Computational Social Networks

Security and Privacy

  • Ajith Abraham

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Privacy and Trust

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Mostafa Salama, Mrutyunjaya Panda, Yomna Elbarawy, Aboul Ella Hassanien, Ajith Abraham
      Pages 3-21
    3. Komathy Karuppanan
      Pages 23-53
    4. Michael Beye, Arjan J. P. Jeckmans, Zekeriya Erkin, Pieter Hartel, Reginald L. Lagendijk, Qiang Tang
      Pages 87-113
  3. Security and Applications

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 155-155
    2. László Gyarmati, Tuan Anh Trinh
      Pages 157-175
    3. Jose Simoes, Julia Kiseleva, Elena Sivogolovko, Boris Novikov
      Pages 177-206
    4. Csaba Varga, Laszlo Blazovics, Hassan Charaf, Frank H. P. Fitzek
      Pages 207-227
    5. Salaja Silas, Kirubakaran Ezra, Elijah Blessing Rajsingh
      Pages 229-245
  4. Anonymity

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 247-247
    2. Oleg Chertov, Dan Tavrov
      Pages 249-268
    3. Bala Krishna Tripathy
      Pages 269-309
    4. Kamil Malinka, Petr Hanáček
      Pages 311-340
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 341-347

About this book


The study of computational social networks (CSNs) is an emerging interdisciplinary field, concerned with the intersection of social behavior and computer systems.

With the increasing popularity of social networking sites such as Myspace and Facebook, issues such as stalking, identity theft, sexual predators, and employee conduct have all become highly-publicized concerns. Many questions have also been raised about the ethics regarding the storage, management, and sharing of data held by CSNs. This comprehensive text/reference is the second of three volumes that illustrate the concept of social networks from a computational point of view. The book contains contributions from a international selection of world-class experts, concentrating on topics relating to security and privacy (the other two volumes review Tools, Perspectives, and Applications, and Mining and Visualization in CSNs).

Topics and features:

  • Includes a thorough introduction to this exciting and blossoming field
  • Presents the latest advances in security and privacy issues in CSNs, and illustrates how both organizations and individuals can be protected from real-world threats
  • Discusses the design and use of a wide range of computational tools and software for social network analysis
  • Describes simulations of social networks, and the representation and analysis of social networks, with a focus on issues of security, privacy, and anonymization
  • Provides experience reports, survey articles, and intelligence techniques and theories relating to specific problems in network technology

This authoritative work is a useful resource for researchers and developers involved in social network research and related issues. Postgraduate and senior undergraduate students will also find this a valuable reference for courses on CSNs.


Ad Hoc Network Applications and Services Anonymity and Privacy Ethical Dilemmas Information Sharing Social Gaming Social Media Analysis Social Network Analysis Social Structure

Editors and affiliations

  • Ajith Abraham
    • 1
  1. 1.AuburnUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag London 2012
  • Publisher Name Springer, London
  • eBook Packages Computer Science
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4471-4050-4
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4471-4051-1
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