The seminar focuses on state-of-the-art research issues in the field of (wireless) communication networks. Instead of diverse titles, there will be one topic spanning the whole seminar. In recent years, with more and more mobile smart devices equipped, social network also becomes one "hot spot" research of the mobile computing domain. The topic for this semester is Social Network. Note, the scope of this terminology in this seminar mainly stands for the research domain of online social network. The social and behavioral science is not your main focus. In this seminar, you can practice to work original literature, present professional or scientific talks and your programming ability with a java applet. And what you are required are knowledge on computer networks and good english for reading.



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Kick-Off Meeting: October 29th, 17:15 in room 36-438
Slides of the Kick-Off Meeting pdf
Pick your papers: Until November 1st, 24:00
Meet up with advisor: Until November 18th
Submission deadline for draft version of deliverables: December 16th
Final Submission deadline: January 20th
Presentation day: January 27th, in room 36-438, 09:00-12:00, 13:30-17:15, in every 45 minutes

M.Sc. Hao Wang


Nr.TitleStudentPaperStart Time
1 VoteTrust: Leveraging Friend Invitation Graph to Defend against Social Network Sybils   pdf  
2 How to Optimally Allocate Your Budget of Attention in Social Networks   pdf  
3 Optimal and Scalable Distribution of Content Updates over a Mobile Social Network Rawnaq Ali pdf 11:15
4 Relationship Classification in Large Scale Online Social Networks and Its Impact on Information Propagation Thomas Lottermann pdf 10:30
5 Homing Spread: Community Home-based Multi-copy Routing in Mobile Social Networks   pdf  
6 Capacity and Delay Analysis for Social-Proximity Urban Vehicular Networks Stephan Platz pdf 15:00
7 Friendship and Mobility: User Movement in Location-Based Social Networks   pdf  
8 Structure and Evolution of Online Social Networks Thomas Lochbrunner pdf 09:00
9 SPRING: A Social-based Privacy-preserving Packet Forwarding Protocol for Vehicular Delay Tolerant Networks Sebastian Henningsen pdf 14:15
10 Self-Interest-Driven Incentives for Ad Dissemination in Autonomous Mobile Social Networks Simon Hook pdf 13:30
11 Earthquake Shakes Twitter Users: Real-time Event Detection by Social Sensors Simon Birnbach pdf  
12 Democrats, Republicans and Starbucks Afficionados: User Classification in Twitter Benjamin Kürzinger pdf 09:45
13 A Practical Attack to De-Anonymize Social Network Users Dip Nag pdf 15:45
14 SybilLimit: A Near-Optimal Social Network Defense against Sybil Attacks Ankur Varshney pdf 16:30

Guidelines for the applet

To ensure that your applet runs properly, make sure to keep to those guidelines:

Use the Sun runtime environment for testing. Alternative JREs like OpenJVM, GCJ, or Apple's implementation might have quirks that make them incompatible with the system used for the presentation.

The final applet should come as an HTML file that only embeds the applet with the proper size, and a JAR file containing all binaries, source code, and resources necessary to build and run the applet.

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