Community formation in socially enabled wireless networks. (c2018)

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dc.contributor.author Hakla, Mohammad
dc.date.accessioned 2018-10-09T10:20:44Z
dc.date.available 2018-10-09T10:20:44Z
dc.date.copyright 2018 en_US
dc.date.issued 2018-10-09
dc.date.submitted 2018-05-05
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10725/8598
dc.description.abstract Data offloading through opportunistic device-to-device (D2D) communications constitutes a promising solution in 5G wireless networks to enable low latency communications and improved quality of experience. D2D leverages prevalent low-power and ISM-band technologies to augment existing infrastructure-based wireless systems to achieve significant increase in effective bit rates. There exist, nonetheless, various challenges that hinder the proliferation of D2D communications in public settings mainly due to interference, privacy and trust concerns. This thesis employs social relations, retrieved from social media sources, among users in close proximity to form communities of trusted users and exchange services of interest over D2D connections. To do so, a hierarchical framework composed of physical, social, and service layers is formed based on geographical proximity, social ties, and mutual interests among users. Each user forms own community intended to provide the highest number of services in a trusted environment. Multiple community formations may take place until no further service exchanges are expected. Performance results show that notable data may be offloaded from an infrastructure-based network with high trust levels set among D2D users leading to reduced mobile network congestion, savings in energy consumption, and improved user quality. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject Lebanese American University -- Dissertations en_US
dc.subject Dissertations, Academic en_US
dc.subject Wireless communication systems -- Technological innovations en_US
dc.subject Digital communications -- Social aspects en_US
dc.subject Machine-to-machine communications en_US
dc.subject Mobile communication systems en_US
dc.title Community formation in socially enabled wireless networks. (c2018) en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.term.submitted Spring en_US
dc.author.degree MS in Computer Science en_US
dc.author.school SAS en_US
dc.author.idnumber 201504008 en_US
dc.author.commembers Haraty, Ramzi
dc.author.commembers Tarhini, Abbas
dc.author.department Computer Science and Mathematics en_US
dc.description.embargo N/A en_US
dc.description.physdesc 1 hard copy: viii, 52 leaves; ill.; 30 cm. available at RNL. en_US
dc.author.advisor Sharafeddine, Sanaa
dc.keywords Wireless networks en_US
dc.keywords D2D communications en_US
dc.keywords social relations en_US
dc.keywords Communities en_US
dc.keywords Physical layer en_US
dc.keywords Social layer en_US
dc.keywords Service layer en_US
dc.description.bibliographiccitations Bibliography : leaves 50-52. en_US
dc.identifier.doi https://doi.org/10.26756/th.2018.78 en_US
dc.author.email mohammad.hakla@lau.edu en_US
dc.identifier.tou http://libraries.lau.edu.lb/research/laur/terms-of-use/thesis.php en_US
dc.publisher.institution Lebanese American University en_US
dc.author.affiliation Lebanese American University en_US

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