SOCIETIES: Where pervasive meets social

Kevin Doolin, Ioanna Roussaki, Mark Roddy, Nikos Kalatzis, Elizabeth Papadopoulou, Nick Taylor, Nicolas Liampotis, David McKitterick, Edel Jennings, Pavlos Kosmides

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Traditionally, pervasive systems are designed with a focus on the individual, offering services that take advantage of their physical environment and provide a context-aware, personalised user experience. On the other hand, social computing is centred around the notion of a community, leveraging the information about the users and their social relationships, connecting them together often using different criteria that can range from a user's physical location and activity to personal interests and past experiences. The SOCIETIES Integrated Project attempts to bridge these different technologies in a unified platform allowing individuals to utilise pervasive services in a community sphere. SOCIETIES aims to use community driven context awareness, preference learning and privacy protection for intelligently connecting people, communities and things. Thus, the goal of SOCIETIES is to radically improve the utility of Future Internet services by combining the benefits of pervasive systems with these of social computing. This paper provides an overview of the vision, concepts, methodology, architecture and initial evaluation results towards the accomplishment of this goal.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Future Internet
Subtitle of host publicationFuture Internet Assembly 2012: From Promises to Reality
EditorsFederico Alvarez, Frances Cleary, Petros Daras, John Domingue, Alex Galis, Ana Garcia, Anastasius Gavras, Stamatis Karnourskos, Srdjan Krco, Man-Sze Li, Volkmar Lotz, Henning Muller, Elio Salvadori, Anne-Marie Sassen, Georgios Tselentis, Hans Schaffers, Burkhard Stiller, Petra Turkama, Theodore Zahariadis
Number of pages12
Publication statusPublished - 2012

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume7281 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


  • Community Interaction Spaces
  • Cooperating Smart Spaces
  • Future Internet
  • Pervasive Communities
  • Pervasive Computing
  • Social Networking


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