Mobile Social Networking

An Innovative Approach

  • Alvin Chin
  • Daqing Zhang

Part of the Computational Social Sciences book series (CSS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Alvin Chin, Daqing Zhang
    Pages 1-7
  3. Alvin Chin
    Pages 25-64
  4. Huanglingzi Liu, Wei Wang, Dong Liu, Hao Wang, Ying Liu
    Pages 79-107
  5. Daqing Zhang, Zhiyong Yu, Bin Guo, Zhu Wang
    Pages 109-138
  6. Kevin Doolin, Nick Taylor, Micheal Crotty, Mark Roddy, Edel Jennings, Ioanna Roussaki et al.
    Pages 139-163
  7. Huiji Gao, Huan Liu
    Pages 165-194
  8. Zheng Yan, Valtteri Niemi, Yu Chen, Peng Zhang, Raimo Kantola
    Pages 195-235
  9. Alvin Chin, Daqing Zhang
    Pages 237-243

About this book


The use of contextually aware, pervasive, distributed computing, and sensor networks to bridge the gap between the physical and online worlds is the basis of mobile social networking. This book shows how applications can be built to provide mobile social networking, the research issues that need to be solved to enable this vision, and how mobile social networking can be used to provide computational intelligence that will improve daily life.

With contributions from the fields of sociology, computer science, human-computer interaction and design, this book demonstrates how mobile social networks can be inferred from users' physical interactions both with the environment and with others, as well as how users behave around them and how their behavior differs on mobile vs. traditional online social networks.


Data Mining Mobile Social Networking Ephemeral Social Network Future of Social Networking Location-Based Social Networks Mobile Social Networking Applications New Wave of Social Networks Social Network Data Analytics Social Networking Smartphone Apps

Editors and affiliations

  • Alvin Chin
    • 1
  • Daqing Zhang
    • 2
  1. 1.NokiaBeijing, China, People’s Republic
  2. 2.Institut Mines-Telecom/Telecom SudParisEvry CedexFrance

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