Title: A method of designing an access mechanism for social networks

Authors: Swapnil S. Ninawe; Pallapa Venkataram

Addresses: Department of Electrical Communication Engineering, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore 560012, India ' Department of Electrical Communication Engineering, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore 560012, India

Abstract: The rapid development of communication and networking has lessened geographical boundaries among actors in social networks. In social networks, actors often want to access databases depending upon their access rights, privacy, context, privileges, etc. Managing and handling knowledge-based access of actors is complex and hard for which broad range of technologies need to be called. Access based on dynamic access rights and circumstances of actors impose major tasks on access systems. In this paper, we present an access mechanism for social networks (AMSN) to render access to actors over databases taking privacy and status of actors into consideration. The designed AMSN is tested over an agriculture social network (ASN) which utilised distinct access rights and privileges of actors related to the agriculture occupation, and provided access to actors over databases. The results obtained are quite encouraging for the access of actors over databases in social networks.

Keywords: actor; access; rights; knowledge; database; social network.

DOI: 10.1504/IJSCCPS.2016.084735

International Journal of Social Computing and Cyber-Physical Systems, 2016 Vol.1 No.4, pp.387 - 408

Received: 08 Jul 2016
Accepted: 08 Jul 2016

Published online: 25 Jun 2017 *

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