Exploiting Mobile Social Networks from Temporal Perspective : A Survey

Zhou, Huan and Wang, Hui and Wang, Ning and Li, Dawei and Cao, Yue and Li, Xiuhua and Wu, Jie (2019) Exploiting Mobile Social Networks from Temporal Perspective : A Survey. IEEE Access, 7. 180818 - 180834. ISSN 2169-3536

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With the popularity of smart mobile devices, information exchange between users has become more and more frequent, and Mobile Social Networks (MSNs) have attracted significant attention in many research areas. Nowadays, discovering social relationships among people, as well as detecting the evolution of community have become hotly discussed topics in MSNs. One of the major features of MSNs is that the network topology changes over time. Therefore, it is not accurate to depict the social relationships of people based on a static network. In this paper, we present a survey of this emerging field from a temporal perspective. The state-of-the-art research of MSNs is reviewed with focus on four aspects: social property, time-varying graph, temporal social property, and temporal social properties-based applications. Some important open issues with respect to MSNs are discussed.

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