Towards location-based social networking services

Chi Yin Chow, Jie Bao, Mohamed F. Mokbel

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Abstract

Social networking applications have become very important web services that provide Internet-based platforms for their users to interact with their friends. With the advances in the location-aware hardware and software technologies, location-based social networking applications have been proposed to provide services for their users, taking into account both the spatial and social aspects. Unfortunately, none of existing location-based social networking applications is a holistic system nor equips database management systems to support scalable location-based social networking services. In this paper, we present GeoSocialDB; a holistic system providing three location-based social networking services, namely, location-based news feed, location-based news ranking, and location-based recommendation. In GeoSocialDB, we aim to implement these services as query operators inside a database engine to optimize the query processing performance. Within the GeoSocialDB framework, we discuss research challenges and directions towards the realization of scalable and practical query processing for location-based social networking services. In general, we discuss the challenges in designing location-and/or rank-aware query operators, materializing query answers, supporting continuous query processing, and providing privacy-aware query processing for our three location-based social networking services

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2nd ACM SIGSPATIAL International Workshop on Location Based Social Networks, LBSN 2010 - Held in Conjunction with ACM SIGSPATIAL GIS 2010
Pages31-38
Number of pages8
DOIs
StatePublished - 2010
Event2nd ACM SIGSPATIAL International Workshop on Location Based Social Networks, LBSN 2010 - Held in Conjunction with ACM SIGSPATIAL GIS 2010 - San Jose, CA, United States
Duration: Nov 2 2010Nov 2 2010

Publication series

NameProceedings of the 2nd ACM SIGSPATIAL International Workshop on Location Based Social Networks, LBSN 2010 - Held in Conjunction with ACM SIGSPATIAL GIS 2010

Other

Other2nd ACM SIGSPATIAL International Workshop on Location Based Social Networks, LBSN 2010 - Held in Conjunction with ACM SIGSPATIAL GIS 2010
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Jose, CA
Period11/2/1011/2/10

Keywords

  • Architecture
  • Design

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