Socially-Aware Traffic Management

  • Michael Seufert
  • George Darzanos
  • Ioanna Papafili
  • Roman Łapacz
  • Valentin Burger
  • Tobias Hoßfeld
Conference paper
Part of the Springer Proceedings in Complexity book series (SPCOM)


Socially-aware traffic management utilizes social information to optimize traffic management in the Internet in terms of traffic load, energy consumption, or end user satisfaction. Several use cases can benefit from socially-aware traffic management and the performance of overlay applications can be enhanced. We present existing use cases and their socially-aware approaches and solutions, but also raise discussions on additional benefits from the integration of social information into traffic management as well as practical aspects in this domain.


Social Information Cloud Provider Internet Service Provider Traffic Management Proxy Server 
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This work was partly funded by Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) under grants HO 4770/1-1 and TR257/31-1, and in the framework of the EU ICT Project SmartenIT (FP7-2012-ICT-317846). The authors alone are responsible for the content.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Michael Seufert
    • 1
  • George Darzanos
    • 2
  • Ioanna Papafili
    • 2
  • Roman Łapacz
    • 3
  • Valentin Burger
    • 1
  • Tobias Hoßfeld
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Computer ScienceUniversity of WürzburgWürzburgGermany
  2. 2.Department of InformaticsAthens University of Economics and BusinessAthensGreece
  3. 3.Poznań Supercomputing and Networking CenterInstitute of Bioorganic Chemistry of the Polish Academy of SciencesPoznańPoland

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