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Community Detection in the Social Internet of Things Based on
Movement, Preference and Social Similarity

Department of CSE, Government College of Technology,
Coimbatore, India

Abstract: Internet of Things (IoT) is one paradigm many visions technology. One of the many visions of Internet of Things is to make Things sociable. This is achieved by integrating IoT and Social networking which may lead to a new paradigm called Social Internet of Things (SIoT). SIoT is defined as collection of intelligent objects that can autonomously interact with its peers via owners. In a SIoT scenario, detecting and characterizing a network structure is very important. In this paper, we propose a new community detection algorithm that detects communities in SIoT using three metrics namely social similarity, preference similarity and movement similarity. To the best of our knowledge this is the first work that detects communities in large scale Social Internet of Things using social, preference and movement similarity. The experimental results show that the proposed community detection scheme achieves higher quality results in terms of detection rate and execution time when compared to existing methods.

Keywords: Social Internet of Things (SIoT), Internet of Things (IoT), Community Detection, Preference Similarity, Social Similarity, Movement Similarity.

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Community Detection in the Social Internet of Things Based on Movement, Preference and Social Similarity, Studies in Informatics and Control, ISSN 1220-1766, vol. 25(4), pp. 499-506, 2016.

  1. Introduction

The world around us is composed of electrical and electronic gadgets such as sensors, actuators, RFIDs, etc., collaborating with humans and things. These objects have become a part of our fabric. Social Internet of Things is turning to be a pioneer successful paradigm for collaboration among peer communities. SIoT is composed of objects that are not only smarter but also socially conscious [12]. Relationship between smart objects can be classified into four types [2]. Parental object relationship, Co-work / Co-location object relationship, Ownership object relationship and Social object relationship. Parental object relationship is established when objects of the same manufacturer tend to collaborate with each other. Co-work or Co-location object relationship are established when objects meet each other at work place of owners or if an owner moves to a different location, their objects interact with other(s) object in that location. Ownership object relationship is defined as a relationship established by objects belonging to the same owner. Social object relationship is established when owners engage in social networking activities and objects tend to interact socially via owners. Many assumptions can be made from the concept of smart objects and their relationships. There must exists community of objects belonging to owners having common interest. Such objects tend to meet each other frequently leading to social similarity. Such objects exhibit similarity in behavioral pattern called preference similarity. Also these objects tend to move to similar places of interests exhibiting movement similarity. This paper takes into account movement, preference and social similarities to detect communities across SIoT environments. The rest of the paper is organized as follows. Section 2 presents the state of art in community detection of large scale social networks. Section 3 describes how movement, preference and social similarity is constructed. Section 4 presents the experimental results followed by Conclusion and future work.


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