Towards a quality of social network (QoSN) model in the context of social web services

Zakaria MAAMAR, Noura FACI, Wai Sing, Alfred LOO, Parisa GHODOUS

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This paper proposes a set of criteria used to establish the Quality of Social Network (QoSN) of a social network connecting social Web services together. These latter are quite different from (regular) Web services since they can, for instance establish and maintain networks of contacts, count on their contacts when needed, and form with other peers strong and long lasting collaborative groups. A social Web service can sign up in three social networks referred to as competition, collaboration, and substitution. Prior to signing up the social Web service checks the privacy, trust, fairness, and traceability criteria that constitute the social network’s QoSN. The interpretation and evaluation of each criterion vary from one social network to another.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationExploring Services Science : IESS 2012
PublisherSpringer-Verlag GmbH and Co. KG
Number of pages14
ISBN (Print)9783642282263
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2012
EventExploring Services Science: Third International Conference - Geneva, Switzerland
Duration: 15 Feb 201217 Feb 2012

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Business Information Processing


ConferenceExploring Services Science
Abbreviated titleIESS

Bibliographical note

Paper presented at the 3rd International Conference on Exploring Services Sciences, Feb 15-17, 2012, University of Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland. ISBN of the source publication: 9783642282263


  • Selection criteria; Social network; Social Web service


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