ISOCIAL

iSocial: Decentralized Online Social Networks

 Coordinatore  

 Organization address address: Valhallavaegen 79
city: STOCKHOLM
postcode: 10044

contact info
Titolo: Mrs.
Nome: Anna
Cognome: Ohlsson
Email: send email
Telefono: 4687904260

 Nazionalità Coordinatore Non specificata
 Totale costo 3˙738˙976 €
 EC contributo 3˙738˙976 €
 Programma FP7-PEOPLE
Specific programme "People" implementing the Seventh Framework Programme of the European Community for research, technological development and demonstration activities (2007 to 2013)
 Code Call FP7-PEOP
 Anno di inizio 2012
 Periodo (anno-mese-giorno) 2012-10-01   -   2016-09-30

 Partecipanti

# participant  country  role  EC contrib. [€] 
1    KUNGLIGA TEKNISKA HOEGSKOLAN

 Organization address address: Valhallavaegen 79
city: STOCKHOLM
postcode: 10044

contact info
Titolo: Mrs.
Nome: Anna
Cognome: Ohlsson
Email: send email
Telefono: 4687904260

SE (STOCKHOLM) coordinator 921˙091.06
2    UNIVERSITY OF CYPRUS

 Organization address address: KALLIPOLEOS STREET 75
city: NICOSIA
postcode: 1678

contact info
Titolo: Prof.
Nome: Marios
Cognome: Dikaiakos
Email: send email
Telefono: 35722892700

CY (NICOSIA) participant 649˙344.56
3    UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DELL'INSUBRIA

 Organization address address: Via Ravasi 2
city: VARESE
postcode: 21100

contact info
Titolo: Dr.
Nome: Roberto
Cognome: Battisti
Email: send email
Telefono: 39032218910
Fax: 390332000000

IT (VARESE) participant 498˙175.90
4    FOUNDATION FOR RESEARCH AND TECHNOLOGY HELLAS

 Organization address address: N PLASTIRA STR 100
city: HERAKLION
postcode: 70013

contact info
Titolo: Prof.
Nome: Zinovia
Cognome: Papatheodorou
Email: send email
Telefono: 302810000000
Fax: +30 2810 391555

EL (HERAKLION) participant 460˙637.75
5    PEERIALISM AB

 Organization address address: APELVAGEN 28
city: STOCKHOLM
postcode: 182 75

contact info
Titolo: Dr.
Nome: Sameh
Cognome: El-Ansary
Email: send email
Telefono: +46 73 0452197

SE (STOCKHOLM) participant 442˙379.20
6    UNIVERSITAT DE BARCELONA

 Organization address address: GRAN VIA DE LES CORTS CATALANES 585
city: BARCELONA
postcode: 8007

contact info
Titolo: Mr.
Nome: Xavier
Cognome: Gutierrez
Email: send email
Telefono: 34934035385
Fax: 34934489434

ES (BARCELONA) participant 385˙444.47
7    IBM ISRAEL - SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY LTD

 Organization address address: 94 DERECH EM-HAMOSHAVOT
city: PETACH TIKVA
postcode: 49527

contact info
Titolo: Mr.
Nome: Guy
Cognome: Avzirov
Email: send email
Telefono: +972 4 828 1144

IL (PETACH TIKVA) participant 381˙903.06

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 Obiettivo del progetto (Objective)

'The rapid proliferation of Online Social Networking (OSN) sites, like Facebook and MySpace, is expected to reshape the Internet’s structure, design, and utility. Industry experts believe that OSNs create a potentially transformational change in consumer behavior and will bring a far-reaching impact on traditional industries of content, media, and communications. Nevertheless, at a European level, there is a recognized shortage of highly skilled researchers, scientists and engineers trained in building IT platforms and service infrastructures capable of hosting innovative OSN services and applications. The iSocial consortium, which consists of 7 full partners and 6 associate partners, envisions the emergence of distributed and scalable overlay networking and distributed storage infrastructures that will provide support for open social networks and for innovative social network applications, preserving end-user privacy and information ownership. The main objective of iSocial is to provide world class training for a next generation of researchers, computer scientists, and Web engineers, emphasizing on a strong combination of advanced understanding in both theoretical and experimental approaches, methodologies and tools that are required to develop Decentralized Online Social Networking platforms. iSocial training network will fund 11 Ph.D. students; 5 post-doctoral fellows for 18 month stays, 2 intensive post-graduate schools, 3 workshops and a final Conference. To meet this goal, iSocial is divided into four interconnected research topics: i)Overlay Infrastructure for Decentralized Online Social Networking Services; ii)Data storage & distribution; iii)Security, privacy & trust,iv) Modelling and Simulation. These topics include important and timely research challenges with a high exploitation potential.'

Introduzione (Teaser)

Online social networking (OSN) sites are reshaping the internet's structure, design and utility. They have the potential to transform consumer behaviour and impact traditional content, media and communications industries.

Descrizione progetto (Article)

In Europe, there is a shortage of highly skilled researchers, scientists and engineers who can build IT platforms and infrastructures able to host innovative OSN services and applications. The project http://www.isocial-itn.eu/ (ISOCIAL) (iSocial: Decentralized online social networks) is helping to overcome this problem by providing top-notch training for a next generation of researchers, computer scientists and web engineers.

Backed by the EU for 4 years to end-September 2016, the training network aims to fund 11 PhD students and 5 postdoctoral fellows. Activities will include the organisation of two intensive post-graduate schools, three workshops, online courses and a final conference.

The consortium emphasises a strong combination of advanced understanding in theoretical and experimental approaches and the methodologies and tools needed to develop decentralised OSN platforms. It also addresses concerns regarding ownership and privacy. Other issues include OSN interoperability and the high cost of maintaining end-user social interactions and data across OSN platforms.

Project research encompasses four interconnected topics: overlay infrastructure for decentralised OSN services; data storage and distribution; security, privacy and trust; and modelling and simulation.

The focus on decentralised services is an important one given that centralised approaches require heavy investment in infrastructure, which creates entry barriers for new service providers and limits end-user choices to just a few market competitors. ISOCIAL is addressing these and other concerns to effect a positive change in the future provision of online social services.

To date, fellows have worked to improve on OSN architectures, data dissemination algorithms, advanced overlay networks, and functionality of OSN services and applications. They have developed various privacy protection mechanisms including algorithms for risk assessment, access control and policy enforcement. Progress includes work on protection from spam and other malicious attacks.

Research has already resulted in 11 peer-reviewed research papers and more information on scientific achievements is available on the project website.

Project work and outcomes are paving the way towards improved networking and enhanced infrastructures providing support for open social networks and applications. The suite of tools to be delivered will support successful distributed OSN services. Overall, project advancements will help to preserve end-user privacy as well as information ownership and address issues of energy efficiency and data lock-in.

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