IEEE INFOCOM Workshop on

Dynamic SOcial Networks (DySON)

Technical Program

Monday, April 28 2014 - Toronto - Canada

8.30-8.45 Welcome

8.45-10.00 Keynote Speech

10.00-10.30 Coffee break

10.30-12.00 Session 1

12.00-13.30 Lunch break

13.30-15.00 Session 2

15.00-15.30 Coffee break

15.30-17.00 Session 3

17.00-17.30 Closing

Keynote Speech

Social-Aware Routing in Delay Tolerant Networks
Prof. Jie Wu, Temple University

Most routing protocols for delay tolerant networks (DTNs) resort to the sufficient state information, including trajectory and contact information, to ensure routing efficiency. However, state information tends to be dynamic and hard to obtain without a global and/or long-term collection process. In this paper, we use the internal social features of each node in the social contact network, a special type of DTN, to perform the routing process. Unlike the traditional fine-grain social-aware approaches that resort to notions of community, centrality, betweenness, and strong and weak ties, our approaches are based on coarse-grain social features. These features are usually known a priori to avoid the complex information collection process in DTNs while ensuring a certain degree of routing efficiency. Two approaches are considered: social feature-based that uses structured contacts among users based on their feature differences, and community home-based that leverages common community home for efficient message spreading. Some insights are also given for efficient information dissemination using social features in a broader context.


Jie Wu is the chair and a Laura H. Carnell Professor in the Department of Computer and  Information Sciences at Temple University. Prior to joining Temple University, he was a program director at the National Science Foundation and Distinguished Professor at Florida Atlantic University. His current research interests include mobile computing and wireless networks, routing protocols, cloud and green computing, network trust and security, and social network applications. Dr. Wu regularly publishes in scholarly journals, conference proceedings, and books. He serves on several editorial boards, including IEEE Transactions on Computers, IEEE Transactions on Service Computing, and Journal of Parallel and Distributed Computing. Dr. Wu was general chair for IEEE IPDPS 2008 and IEEE ICDCS 2013 and program co-chair/chair for IEEE INFOCOM 2011 and CCF CNCC 2013. Currently, he is serving as general chair for ACM MobiHoc 2014. He was an IEEE Computer Society Distinguished Visitor, ACM Distinguished Speaker, and chair for the IEEE Technical Committee on Distributed Processing (TCDP). Dr. Wu is a CCF Distinguished Speaker and a Fellow of the IEEE. He is the recipient of the 2011 China Computer Federation (CCF) Overseas Outstanding Achievement Award.

Session 1: Data Management and User Behavior in Dynamic Social Networks

WARP: A ICN Architecture for Social Data

F. Angius (UCLA, USA); C. Westphal (Huawei Innovation Center, USA); G. Pau (UPMC - LIP6, USA); M. Gerla (UCLA USA);

Analyzing the Impact of Proximity, Location and Personality on Smartphone Usage

L. Meng (University of Notre Dame, USA); S. Liu (University of Notre Dame, USA); A. D. Striegel (University of Notre Dame, USA);

Mobile Caching Policies for Device-to-Device (D2D) Content Delivery Networking

H.-J. Kang (Korea University, Korea); K.Y. Park (Korea University, Korea); K. Cho (Korea University, Korea); C. G. Kang (Korea University, Korea);

Session 2: Security, Privacy and Access Control in Dynamic Social Networks

Protecting Location Privacy with Clustering Anonymization in Vehicular Networks

B. Ying (Zhejiang Gongshang University, P.R. China); D. Makrakis (University of Ottawa, Canada)

Detecting Collusive Cheating in Online Shopping Systems through Characteristics of Social Networks

J. Niu (Beihang University, P.R. China); L. Wang (Beihang University, P.R. China); Y. Chen (McGill University, Canada); W. He (McGill University, Canada);

Strategy for Differentiated Access Service Selection Based on Application in WLANs

Z. Chen (Dalian University of Technology, P.R. China); Q. Xiong (Dalian University of Technology, P.R. China); Y. Liu (Dalian University of Technology, P.R. China); C.-M.Huang (National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan);

Session 3: Resource Management and Information Dissemination in Dynamic Social Networks

An MRF Cross-layer Resource Allocation Approach with Back-pressure Features for QoS in Dynamic Social and Cognitive Communications

E. Anifantis (NTUA, Greece); E. Stai (NTUA, Greece), V. Karyotis (NTUA, Greece); S. Papavassiliou (NTUA, Greece);

A Two-stage Algorithm to Estimate the Source of Information Diffusion in Social Media Networks

A. Louni (Stevens Institute of Technology, USA); K. P. Subbalakshmi (Stevens Institute of Technology, USA);

Cooperative Online Native Advertisement: a Game Theoretical Scheme Leveraging on Popularity Dynamics

L. Maggi (Create-Net, Italy); F. De Pellegrini (Create-Net, Italy);