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Vehicular sensor networks are an emerging network paradigm, suitable for various applications in vehicular environment making use of vehicles' sensors as data sources and Inter-Vehicle Communication systems for the transmissions. We present a solution, based on vehicular sensor networks, for gathering data from a certain geographic area while satisfying(More)
The availability of massive network and mobility data from diverse domains has fostered the analysis of human behavior and interactions. Broad, extensive, and multidisciplinary research has been devoted to the extraction of non-trivial knowledge from this novel form of data. We propose a general method to determine the influence of social and mobility(More)
Results about offline social networks demonstrated that the social relationships that an individual (ego) maintains with other people (alters) can be organised into different groups according to the ego network model. In this model the ego can be seen as the centre of a series of layers of increasing size. Social relationships between ego and alters in(More)
In this paper we present and evaluate a social network model which exploits fundamental results coming from the social anthropology literature. Specifically, our model focuses on ego networks, i.e., the set of active social relationships for a given individual. The model is based on a function that correlates the level of emotional closeness of a social(More)
Online Social Networks are amongst the most important platforms for maintaining social relationships online, supporting content generation and exchange between users. They are therefore natural candidate to be the basis of future humancentric networks and data exchange systems, in addition to novel forms of Internet services exploiting the properties of(More)
Microblogging platforms are Web 2.0 services that represent a suitable environment for studying how information is propagated in social networks and how users can become influential. In this work we analyse the impact of the network features and of the users' behaviour on the information diffusion. Our analysis highlights a strong relation between the level(More)
The development of routing protocols for human pervasive networks can not disregard contextual information. Social network models can help researches giving information about human behaviors, e.g. estimating contact opportunities between nodes. In a previous work we defined a model for ego networks while in this work we present a method to integrate ego(More)