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Social cloud computing: A vision for socially motivated resource sharing

Chard, Kyle, Bubendorfer, Kris, Caton, Simon James and Rana, Omer Farooq 2012. Social cloud computing: A vision for socially motivated resource sharing. IEEE Transactions on Services Computing 5 (4) , pp. 551-563. 10.1109/TSC.2011.39

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Online relationships in social networks are often based on real world relationships and can therefore be used to infer a level of trust between users. We propose leveraging these relationships to form a dynamic “Social Cloud”, thereby enabling users to share heterogeneous resources within the context of a social network. In addition, the inherent socially corrective mechanisms (incentives, disincentives) can be used to enable a Cloud based framework for long term sharing with lower privacy concerns and security overheads than are present in traditional Cloud environments. Due to the unique nature of the Social Cloud, a social market place is proposed as a means of regulating sharing. The social market is novel, as it uses both social and economic protocols to facilitate trading. This article defines Social Cloud Computing, outlining various aspects of Social Clouds, and demonstrates the approach using a social storage Cloud implementation in Facebook

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Computer Science & Informatics
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA76 Computer software
Uncontrolled Keywords: cloud computing; communities; computational modeling; facebook; resource management; social network services
Publisher: IEEE
ISSN: 1939-1374
Last Modified: 04 Jun 2017 02:56

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