PECSNET: The next Generation Pervasive and Context Aware Social Network

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Conference Proceeding

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Proceedings in the IEEE International Conference on Advanced Networks and Telecommunications Systems (ANTS)




Social networking applications are changing the way people communicate with their peers and family. Social networking applications have several features that help in connecting one to another, from finding old friends to browsing for new friends and contacts. To harness the true power of social networking, sometimes it may be important to seamlessly identify and connect individuals who are geographically nearby with similar interests at a given time. In this work, we develop and discuss a pervasive and context-aware social networking system in a mobile environment that is able to report the presence of like-minded individuals in real time based on user's location. We discuss how our system computes closeness between two individuals and develop an application to test its efficacy.