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Pervasive Social Computing

Socially-Aware Pervasive Systems and Mobile Applications

  • Muhammad Ashad Kabir
  • Jun Han
  • Alan Colman

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxii
  2. Preliminaries

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-2
    2. Muhammad Ashad Kabir, Jun Han, Alan Colman
      Pages 3-15
    3. Muhammad Ashad Kabir, Jun Han, Alan Colman
      Pages 17-25
    4. Muhammad Ashad Kabir, Jun Han, Alan Colman
      Pages 27-46
  3. Social Context Modelling, Reasoning and Management

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 47-48
    2. Muhammad Ashad Kabir, Jun Han, Alan Colman
      Pages 49-71
    3. Muhammad Ashad Kabir, Jun Han, Alan Colman
      Pages 73-96
    4. Muhammad Ashad Kabir, Jun Han, Alan Colman
      Pages 97-129
  4. Platform Implementation, Case Studies and Evaluations

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 131-132
    2. Muhammad Ashad Kabir, Jun Han, Alan Colman
      Pages 133-166
    3. Muhammad Ashad Kabir, Jun Han, Alan Colman
      Pages 167-194
    4. Muhammad Ashad Kabir, Jun Han, Alan Colman
      Pages 195-218
    5. Muhammad Ashad Kabir, Jun Han, Alan Colman
      Pages 219-223
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 225-282

About this book

Introduction

This book presents a review of traditional context-aware computing research, identifies its limitations in developing social context-aware pervasive systems, and introduces a new technology framework to address these limitations. Thus, this book provides a good reference for developments in context-aware computing and pervasive social computing. It examines the emerging area of pervasive social computing, which is a novel collective paradigm derived from pervasive computing, social media, social networking, social signal processing and multimodal human-computer interaction.  

This book offers a novel approach to model, represent, reason about and manage different types of social context. It shows how users’ social context information can be acquired from different online social networks such as Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and Google Calendar. It further presents the use of social context information in developing innovative smart mobile applications to assist users in their daily life. The mix of both theoretical and applied research results makes this book attractive to a variety of readers from both academia and industry.

This book provides a new platform for implementing different types of socially-aware mobile applications. The platform hides the complexity of managing social context, and thus provides essential support to application developers for the development of socially-aware applications. The book contains detailed descriptions of how the underlying platform has been implemented using available technologies such as ontology and rule engines, and how this platform can be used to develop socially-aware mobile applications using two exemplar applications. The book also presents evaluations of the proposed platform and applications using real-world data from Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter. Therefore, this book is a syndication of scientific research with practical industrial applications, making it useful to researchers as well as to software engineers.

Keywords

situations reasoning social context context-awareness ontology social media mobile applications pervasive computing context-aware computing context middleware adaptive applications social interaction events semantic event processing

Authors and affiliations

  • Muhammad Ashad Kabir
    • 1
  • Jun Han
    • 2
  • Alan Colman
    • 3
  1. 1.School of Computing and MathematicsCharles Sturt UniversityBathurstAustralia
  2. 2.School of Software & Electrical EnggSwinburne University of TechnologyMelbourneAustralia
  3. 3.School of Software & Electrical EnggSwinburne University of TechnologyMelbourneAustralia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-29951-8
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Computer Science
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-29949-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-29951-8
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