Reconciliation of Social
Networking and P2P Technology
Friday, October 9, 3pm
Location: BA 1210
Advanced features of
social networking such as content recommendation and community based
environment enhance people's communications and access to the information.
Along with the wave of web 2.0, plenty of social networking applications are
popped out in the internet. Today, Facebook with around 300 millions users is
the most visited website per day in the internet. On the other hand, P2P
technologies have been very popular during last decade and accounted around
20% of the internet traffic.
Each of these two technologies can boost the performance by integrating the
other one. From one side, P2P technology can help a social network to get rid
of a central management system and be extended to other use cases. For
instance, P2P technology can enable customised social networking services in
the local areas such as conferences, expositions, meetings, stadiums and
galleries where internet access is challenged.
Form the other side, P2P technology can benefit from the relationship and
confidence that exist in a social network. Content dissemination and lookup in
a P2P network can be significantly improved if the anonymous peers are
replaced by the friends in a social network. In this talk we explore the two
aspects of the reconciliation of these two network paradigm and discuss the
research directions in this field.
received his Ph.D. degree from the University of Pierre et Marie Curie (UPMC)
in Paris-France in 2008. He is currently serving as a research scientist in the
Network and Service Architecture Lab., wireless multimedia and mobile
services department at the Institut TELECOM SudParis. His research interests
encompass P2P social networking, spontaneous social networking, community
based computing, mobile
community networks, P2P communication services, overlay networks, distributed
algorithms, GRID and cloud computing. He is leading ITEA2 ExpeShare european
project in the Institut Telecom SudParis and is the
head of the SCOPE platform for P2P social networking. He is currently an
invited scholar visitor at Universit of McGill, department of CS.
Host of Talk:
Shahrokh Valaee (email@example.com)