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New Computer Research Findings from J. Teng and Colleagues Discussed (E-Shadow: Lubricating Social Interaction Using Mobile Phones)

July 31, 2014

By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Computer Weekly News -- Investigators publish new report on Computer Research. According to news reporting out of Cincinnati, Ohio, by VerticalNews editors, research stated, "In this paper, we propose E-Shadow, a distributed mobile phone-based local social networking system. E-Shadow has two main components: (1) Local profiles."

Our news journalists obtained a quote from the research, "They enable E-Shadow users to record and share their names, interests, and other information with fine-grained privacy controls. (2) Mobile phone based local social interaction tools. E-Shadow provides mobile phone software that enables rich social interactions. The software maps proximate users' local profiles to their human owners and enables user communication and content sharing. We have designed and implemented E-Shadow on mobile phones. In our E-Shadow system, we allow users to perform dynamic and layered information publishing, making use of interpersonal relevance in space and time. Our system also provides a mechanism to help users perform direction-driven localization of an E-Shadow and match it with its owner. Experiments on real world Windows Mobile phones and large-scale simulations show that our system disseminates information efficiently and helps receivers find the direction of a specific E-Shadow with accuracy."

According to the news editors, the research concluded: "We believe our E-Shadow concept and system can lead to a more tightly-knit temporary community in one's physical vicinity."

For more information on this research see: E-Shadow: Lubricating Social Interaction Using Mobile Phones. IEEE Transactions on Computers, 2014;63(6):1421-1432. IEEE Transactions on Computers can be contacted at: Ieee Computer Soc, 10662 Los Vaqueros Circle, PO Box 3014, Los Alamitos, CA 90720-1314, USA. (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers -; IEEE Transactions on Computers -

Our news journalists report that additional information may be obtained by contacting J. Teng, Dunnhumby, Cincinnati, OH 45202, United States. Additional authors for this research include B.Y. Zhang, X.F. Li, X.L. Bai and D. Xuan.

Keywords for this news article include: Cincinnati, Ohio, United States, North and Central America, Computer Research, Software

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Source: Computer Weekly News

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