Opportunistic mobile social networks: architecture, privacy, security issues and future directions

Vimitha R. Vidhya Lakshmi, Gireesh Kumar T.
2019 International Journal of Electrical and Computer Engineering (IJECE)  
Mobile Social Networks and its related applications have made a very great impact in the society. Many new technologies related to mobile social networking are booming rapidly now-a-days and yet to boom. One such upcoming technology is Opportunistic Mobile Social Networking. This technology allows mobile users to communicate and exchange data with each other without the use of Internet. This paper is about Opportunistic Mobile Social Networks, its architecture, issues and some future research
more » ... rections. The architecture and issues of Opportunistic Mobile Social Networks are compared with that of traditional Mobile Social Networks. The main contribution of this paper is regarding privacy and security issues in Opportunistic Mobile Social Networks. Finally, some future research directions in Opportunistic Mobile Social Networks have been elaborated regarding the data's privacy and security.
doi:10.11591/ijece.v9i2.pp1145-1152 fatcat:krsz436h3bfijf7enohj5dyvwm