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Energies 2018, 11(8), 2089;

Exploiting Small World Problems in a SIoT Environment

Connected Computing and Media Processing Lab, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Kyungpook National University, Daegu 41566, Korea
School of Architectural, Civil, Environmental and Energy Engineering, Kyungpook National University, Daegu 41566, Korea
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Received: 17 July 2018 / Revised: 27 July 2018 / Accepted: 30 July 2018 / Published: 10 August 2018
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Internet of Things (IoT) has been at the center of attention among researchers for the last two decades. Their aim was to convert each real-world object into a virtual object. Recently, a new idea of integrating the Social Networking concept into the Internet of Things has merged and is gaining popularity and attention in the research society due to its vast and flexible nature. It comprises of the potential to provide a platform for innovative applications and network services with efficient and effective manners. In this paper, we provide the sustenance for the Social Internet of Things (SIoT) paradigm to jump to the next level. Currently, the SIoT technique has been proven to be efficient, but heterogeneous smart devices are growing exponentially. This can develop a problematic scenario while searching for the right objects or services from billions of devices. Small world phenomena have revealed some interesting facts and motivated many researchers to find the hidden links between acquaintances in order to reach someone across the world. The contribution of this research is to integrate the SIoT paradigm with the small world concept. By integrating the small world properties in SIoT smart devices, we empower the Smart Social Agent (SSA). The Smart Social Agent ensures the finding of appropriate friends (i.e., the IoT devices used by our friend circle) and services that are required by the user, without human intervention. The Smart Social Agent can be any smart device in SIoTs, e.g., mobile phones. View Full-Text
Keywords: social internet of things (SIoT); small world; Smart Social Agent (SSA); balanced tree social internet of things (SIoT); small world; Smart Social Agent (SSA); balanced tree

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Abdul, R.; Paul, A.; Gul M., J.; Hong, W.-H.; Seo, H. Exploiting Small World Problems in a SIoT Environment. Energies 2018, 11, 2089.

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