Mobile P2P Social Network Using Location and Profile

Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering book series (LNEE, volume 214)


Recently, some social networks for contents sharing and searching among mobile devices have been proposed. However, since the cost of network management is increased and the data search success rate is low, the existing social networks are not suitable for mobile ad hoc networks. For mobile ad hoc networks, the current location of each mobile node is an important factor, which not only affects the network topology but also affects the success rate of data search and share. In this paper, we design a location based social network over the mobile ad hoc networks. The social relation is established by the similarities among different users. The similarity is measured by considering the current positions and common interests. In order to reduce the management overhead, each node only connects to the nodes that have common interests and nearby positions. The contents search is handled by using the social relationships. And the contents are only shared to the users who are interested in it. Therefore, the search success rate is increased and the rubbish messages in the mobile ad hoc network are reduced. Experiments have shown that our proposed method outperforms the existing methods.


Mobile ad hoc network Mobile peer to peer network Social network 



This research was supported by Basic Science Research Program through the National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF) funded by the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology (2012R1A1A2041898).


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Information and Communication EngineeringChungbuk National UniversityCheongjuKorea

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