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A Unifying Perspective on Proximity-based Cellular-Assisted Mobile Social Networking

ANDREEV, S. HOŠEK, J. OLSSON, T. JOHNSSON, K. PYATTAEV, A. OMETOV, A. OLSHANNIKOVA, E. GERASIMENKO, M. MAŠEK, P. KOUCHERYAVY, Y. MIKKONEN, T.

Original Title

A Unifying Perspective on Proximity-based Cellular-Assisted Mobile Social Networking

Czech Title

Sjednocující pohled na sítí-asistované mobilní sociální interakce využívající bezprostřední blízkosti uživatelů

English Title

A Unifying Perspective on Proximity-based Cellular-Assisted Mobile Social Networking

Type

journal article

Language

en

Original Abstract

Today, the rapid adoption of mobile social networking is changing how and where humans communicate. As a result, over the recent years we have been increasingly moving from physical (e.g., face-to-face) to virtual interaction. However, there is also a new emerging category of social applications that take advantage of both worlds, i.e. using virtual interaction to enhance physical interaction. This novel form of networking is enabled by device-to-device (D2D) communication between/among the laptops, smartphones, and wearables of persons in proximity of each other. Unfortunately, it remained limited by the fact that most people are simply not aware of the many potential virtual opportunities in their proximity at any given time. This is a result of the very real digital privacy and security concerns surrounding direct communication between ”stranger” devices. Fortunately, these concerns can be mitigated with the help of a centralized, trusted entity, such as a cellular service provider, which can not only authenticate and protect the privacy of devices involved into D2D communication, but also facilitate the discovery of device capabilities and their available content. This article offers an extensive research summary behind this type of ”cellular-assisted” D2D communication, detailing the enabling technology and its implementation, relevant usage scenarios, security challenges, and user experience observations from large-scale deployments.

Czech abstract

Aktuální trend rychlého rozšiřování sociálních interakcí přes mobilní sítě mění způsoby, jak a kde lidé spolu komunikují. Důsledkem toho v posledních letech čím dál rychleji pokračuje přechod od fyzikální (např. osobní) na virtuální komunikaci. Existuje však také nově se rozvíjející kategorie sociálních aplikací, které využívají obou světů, tedy pomocí virtuální interakce rozvíjejí fyzické interakce. Tato nová forma sítí je umožněna díky přímé komunikaci mezi zařízeními (D2D) jako jsou notebooky, chytré telefony a nositelnosti. Bohužel, skutečné možnosti těchto služeb jsou stále poněkud skryty kvůli tomu, že většina lidí nezná možnosti uplatnění virtuálních příležitostí ve své blízkosti v daném okamžiku. To je také důsledkem obav z narušení digitálního soukromí a zabezpečení v případě povolení přímé komunikace mezi "cizími" zařízeními. Naštěstí se daří tyto obavy zmírňovat pomocí centralizovaných, důvěryhodných entit, jako jsou poskytovatelé mobilních služeb, kteří mohou nejen ověřit a chránit soukromí zařízení zapojených do D2D komunikace, ale také usnadňují objevování funkcí zařízení a jimi poskytovaný obsah. Tento článek nabízí rozsáhlé shrnutí výzkumu realizovaného v oblasti mobilní sítí asistované D2D komunikace doplněný o rozbor podpůrných technologií a jejich implementace. Kromě toho jsou také popsány možné aplikační scénáře, bezpečnostní problémy a uživatelské zkušenosti získané během rozsáhlých studií.

English abstract

Today, the rapid adoption of mobile social networking is changing how and where humans communicate. As a result, over the recent years we have been increasingly moving from physical (e.g., face-to-face) to virtual interaction. However, there is also a new emerging category of social applications that take advantage of both worlds, i.e. using virtual interaction to enhance physical interaction. This novel form of networking is enabled by device-to-device (D2D) communication between/among the laptops, smartphones, and wearables of persons in proximity of each other. Unfortunately, it remained limited by the fact that most people are simply not aware of the many potential virtual opportunities in their proximity at any given time. This is a result of the very real digital privacy and security concerns surrounding direct communication between ”stranger” devices. Fortunately, these concerns can be mitigated with the help of a centralized, trusted entity, such as a cellular service provider, which can not only authenticate and protect the privacy of devices involved into D2D communication, but also facilitate the discovery of device capabilities and their available content. This article offers an extensive research summary behind this type of ”cellular-assisted” D2D communication, detailing the enabling technology and its implementation, relevant usage scenarios, security challenges, and user experience observations from large-scale deployments.

Keywords

Mobile social networking; proximal interaction; device-to-device communication; cellular network assistance; enabling technology; use cases; security; user experience

Released

19.04.2016

Publisher

IEEE

Pages from

108

Pages to

116

Pages count

9

BibTex


@article{BUT122368,
  author="Sergey {Andreev} and Jiří {Hošek} and Thomas {Olsson} and Kerstin {Johnsson} and Alexander {Pyattaev} and Aleksandr {Ometov} and Ekaterina {Olshannikova} and Mikhail {Gerasimenko} and Pavel {Mašek} and Yevgeni {Koucheryavy} and Tommi {Mikkonen}",
  title="A Unifying Perspective on Proximity-based Cellular-Assisted Mobile Social Networking",
  annote="Today, the rapid adoption of mobile social networking is changing how and where humans communicate. As a result, over the recent years we have been increasingly moving from physical (e.g., face-to-face) to virtual interaction. However, there is also a new emerging category of social applications that take advantage of both worlds, i.e. using virtual interaction to enhance physical interaction. This novel form of networking is enabled by device-to-device (D2D) communication between/among the laptops, smartphones, and wearables of persons in proximity of each other. Unfortunately, it remained limited by the fact that most people are simply not aware of the many potential virtual opportunities in their proximity at any given time. This is a result of the very real digital privacy and security concerns surrounding direct communication between ”stranger” devices. Fortunately, these concerns can be mitigated with the help of a centralized, trusted entity, such as a cellular service provider, which can not only authenticate and protect the privacy of devices involved into D2D communication, but also facilitate the discovery of device capabilities and their available content. This article offers an extensive research summary behind this type of ”cellular-assisted” D2D communication, detailing the enabling technology and its implementation, relevant usage scenarios, security challenges, and user experience observations from large-scale deployments.",
  address="IEEE",
  chapter="122368",
  doi="10.1109/MCOM.2016.7452274",
  howpublished="print",
  institution="IEEE",
  number="4",
  volume="54",
  year="2016",
  month="april",
  pages="108--116",
  publisher="IEEE",
  type="journal article"
}