The anatomy of Sindbad: A location-aware social networking system

Mohamed Sarwat, Jie Bao, Ahmed Eldawy, Justin J. Levandoski, Amr Magdy, Mohamed F. Mokbel

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Abstract

This paper features Sindbad; a location-based social networking system. Sindbad supports three new services beyond traditional social networking services, namely, location-aware news feed, location-aware recommender, and location-aware ranking. These new services not only consider social relevance for its users, but they also consider spatial relevance. Since location-aware social networking systems have to deal with large number of users, large number of messages, and user mobility, efficiency and scalability are important issues. To this end, Sindbad encapsulates its three main services inside the query processing engine of PostgreSQL. Usage and internal functionality of Sindbad are implemented with PostgreSQL and Google Maps API. Both a web and android phone applications are built on top of Sindbad for better interaction with the system users.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 5th ACM SIGSPATIAL International Workshop on Location-Based Social Networks, LBSN 2012 - Held in Conjunction with ACM SIGSPATIAL GIS 2012
Pages1-4
Number of pages4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2012
Event5th ACM SIGSPATIAL International Workshop on Location-Based Social Networks, LBSN 2012 - Held in Conjunction with the 20th ACM SIGSPATIAL International Conference on Advances in GeographicInformation Systems, ACM SIGSPATIAL GIS 2012 - Redondo Beach, CA, United States
Duration: 6 Nov 20126 Nov 2012

Publication series

NameProceedings of the 5th ACM SIGSPATIAL International Workshop on Location-Based Social Networks, LBSN 2012 - Held in Conjunction with ACM SIGSPATIAL GIS 2012

Other

Other5th ACM SIGSPATIAL International Workshop on Location-Based Social Networks, LBSN 2012 - Held in Conjunction with the 20th ACM SIGSPATIAL International Conference on Advances in GeographicInformation Systems, ACM SIGSPATIAL GIS 2012
CountryUnited States
CityRedondo Beach, CA
Period6/11/126/11/12

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Keywords

  • news feed
  • recommender systems
  • social networking
  • spatial message
  • spatial rating

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications

Cite this

Sarwat, M., Bao, J., Eldawy, A., Levandoski, J. J., Magdy, A., & Mokbel, M. F. (2012). The anatomy of Sindbad: A location-aware social networking system. In Proceedings of the 5th ACM SIGSPATIAL International Workshop on Location-Based Social Networks, LBSN 2012 - Held in Conjunction with ACM SIGSPATIAL GIS 2012 (pp. 1-4). (Proceedings of the 5th ACM SIGSPATIAL International Workshop on Location-Based Social Networks, LBSN 2012 - Held in Conjunction with ACM SIGSPATIAL GIS 2012). https://doi.org/10.1145/2442796.2442798