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Message delivery in sparse Mobile Ad hoc Networks (MANETs) is difficult due to the fact that the network graph is rarely (if ever) connected. A key challenge is to find a route that can provide good delivery performance and low end-to-end delay in a disconnected network graph where nodes may move freely. This paper presents a multidisciplinary solution(More)
—Message delivery in sparse mobile ad hoc networks (MANETs) is difficult due to the fact that the network graph is rarely (if ever) connected. A key challenge is to find a route that can provide good delivery performance and low end-to-end delay in a disconnected network graph where nodes may move freely. We cast this challenge as an information flow(More)
This article is concerned with the challenges associated with supporting communication in disconnected MANETs with such a sparse population of nodes and so little (or no) fixed infrastructure that the network graph is rarely, if ever, connected. The networks considered are autonomous and do not depend on established infrastructure. The disconnected nature(More)
Discussion forums are a central part of Web 2.0 and Enterprise 2.0 infrastructures. The health and sustainability of forums is dependent on the information exchange behaviour of its contributors, which is expressed through online conversation. The increasing popularity and importance of forums requires a better understanding and characterisation of(More)
Social networking services (SNS) have been deployed within enterprises to encourage informal social interactions and information sharing. As such, users have turned to the status message functionality in a SNS for social information seeking by employing it as a medium for question asking. In this paper, we present the results of a qualitative study(More)
The success of social media has resulted in an information overload problem, where users are faced with hundreds of new contributions, edits and communications at every visit. A prime example of this in social networks is the news or activity feeds, where the actions (friending, commenting, photo sharing, etc) of friends on the network are presented to(More)
The ever blurring line between online interactions and physical encounters presents an interesting challenge when recommending events. Events created on social networking sites may have ambiguous location scope. The location information provided may be fuzzy or non existent and additionally the reach and radius of interest in the event can vary greatly. In(More)
The advent of real-time traffic streaming offers users the opportunity to visualise current traffic conditions and congestion information. However, real-time information highlighting the underlying reason for tail-backs remains largely unexplored. Broken traffic lights, an accident, a large concert, or road-works reveal important information for citizens(More)
Social networking sites have begun to be used in the enterprise as a method of connecting employees. Recommender systems may be used to recommend social contacts in order to increase user engagement, encourage collaboration and facilitate expertise discovery. This paper evaluates the effects of four recommendation algorithms on the network as a whole and(More)
We present the system design and rational for a novel social microcalendar called Timely. Our system has been inspired by previous research on calendaring and popular social network applications, in particular microblogging. Timely provides an open, social space for enterprise users to share their events, socialize, and discover what else is going on in(More)