Community-Aware Mobile Networking
ISSN der Zeitschrift
Mobile services and personalized environments – Proceedings of the first international workshop on mobile services and personalized environments
Regular Research Papers
Gesellschaft für Informatik e. V.
Community related applications such as dating platforms, instant messengers, or file-sharing tools enjoy a great popularity in the Internet. Motivated by this success, community-awareness also has become a hot topic in the mobile world. Despite considerable efforts, however, mobile solutions still cannot compete with their Internet counterparts. A key feature of community-aware applications is profile matching. To a large extent, the missing popularity of mobile approaches can be explained with the problems traditional one-to-one keyword matching causes in a purely decentralized environment: Expressive keywords are unlikely to match because of a lack in user density, and a superficial keyword classification misses the application needs. Hence, we face the challenge to compare characteristic topics in purely mobile applications. To address this challenge, this paper presents a fundamentally new matching scheme based on a combination of topology analysis and distance labeling. Proof-of-concept experiments demonstrate that the proposed scheme has indeed the potential to facilitate the comparison of highly specialized keywords in mobile environments.