Paolo Bellavista , University of Bologna, Bologna
Carlo Giannelli , University of Bologna, Bologna
Luca Iannario , University of Bologna, Bologna
Laurent-Walter Goix , Telecom Italia, Milano
Claudio Venezia , Telecom Italia, Torino
DOI Bookmark: http://doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/MIC.2013.127
Mass-market users diffusely exploit remote storage solutions and centralized Online Social Network (OSN) services to share user-generated content. While these solutions are widely adopted, they open several issues related to users' content/metadata migration on server-side components managed by third-party providers, e.g., ranging from upload traffic to privacy concerns and data ownership. We propose an original middleware to support social-driven content sharing while fully preserving content ownership. On the one hand, our middleware exploits social identities/relationships available in widespread OSN applications to seamlessly interconnect remote devices in a peer-to-peer way via spontaneous networking overlays. On the other hand, it adopts a novel social relationships model to automatically tailor inter-user content visibility. The presented prototype demonstrates the proposal feasibility in terms of both per-formance results and easy integration with off-the-shelf devices using unmodified HTTP/UPnP protocols.
Paolo Bellavista, Carlo Giannelli, Luca Iannario, Laurent-Walter Goix, Claudio Venezia, "Peer-to-peer Content Sharing Based on Social Identities and Relationships", IEEE Internet Computing, , no. 1, pp. 1, PrePrints PrePrints, doi:10.1109/MIC.2013.127