Middleware architecture for ad-hoc social network

Published in Research Journal of Applied Sciences, Engineering and Technology, 2016

Recommended citation: Nagender Aneja, Sapna Gambhir "Middleware architecture for ad-hoc social network." Research Journal of Applied Sciences, Engineering and Technology, 2016. vol. 13 pp. 690--695 doi: 10.19026/rjaset.13.3342 https://maxwellsci.com/msproof.php?doi=rjaset.13.3342

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Abstract: This study aims to propose an architecture for middleware for Ad-hoc Social Networks. Many social relationships in a limited geographical area are ad-hoc, e.g., in conference or tourist locations where people meet each other for a specific purpose and may not have access to the Internet via Wi-Fi or mobile connection. The Ad-hoc Social Network (ASN) helps to meet temporary location-based social needs by creating a social network where like-minded users participate in social communication connected by an infrastructure-less ad-hoc network. This study presents middleware architecture for ASNs that provides software developers with a platform for developing mobile apps that enable social connections. The proposed architecture is a software suite that includes an application, transport, ad-hoc social, and ad-hoc communication layer. This study also presents different functions and features required for each layer in ASN.