Title: A firefly swarm approach for establishing new connections in social networks based on big data analytics

Authors: Ebin Deni Raj; L.D. Dhinesh Babu

Addresses: School of Information Technology and Engineering, VIT University, Vellore – 632014, Tamil Nadu, India ' School of Information Technology and Engineering, VIT University, Vellore – 632014, Tamil Nadu, India

Abstract: Social networking generates a huge amount of data which can throw useful insights if processed at the right time. Social computing is another emerging technique where social networking is made use for computational purpose. Cloud storage plays an important role in social computing. Privacy in social computing is still a debated issue. The privacy concerns and possible loopholes are discussed in detail. In this paper we are proposing some mathematical models to compute the probability of staying in social network and proposing an algorithm named firefly inspired algorithm for establishing connections (FIAEC).

Keywords: social computing; cloud computing; social networking; cloud storage; firefly algorithm; swarm intelligence; social networks; big data analytics; privacy preservation; privacy protection; cloud security; mathematical modelling.

DOI: 10.1504/IJCNDS.2015.070968

International Journal of Communication Networks and Distributed Systems, 2015 Vol.15 No.2/3, pp.130 - 148

Received: 03 Jun 2014
Accepted: 26 Dec 2014

Published online: 02 Aug 2015 *

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