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Social Networks

Staff: Mayutan Arumaithurai, Xu Chen, Yang Chen, Lianghao Dai, Cong Ding, Xiaoming Fu, Sufian Hameed, Hong Huang, Lei Jiao, David Koll, Jun Li, Wenzhong Li, Florian Tegeler, Tianyin Xu, Jin Zhao, Konglin Zhu
Project Partners: University of Goettingen (Computer Science, Medical School, Courant Research Centre Evolution of Social Behaviour), MPI for Dynamics and Self-organization, Nanjing University, Tsinghua University, Deutsche Telekom Laboratories/TU Berlin, University of Cambridge, Swedish Institute of Computer Science, Oregon University, ParisTech.

We collaborate with several national and international research teams to exploit the social structures and evolutionary social behaviors of real-world individuals and online Internet users, and socially- or proximity-associated individuals, understanding the fundamental principles of epidemics, social networks, and individual behaviors.
We have the following subprojects currently ongoing at Goettingen:
  1. Big data analysis for corporate decisions (in collaboration with Tsinghua University/Prof. Luo) 
  2. Goose - Starting your social networks on the mobile phone for volunteer-based large scale human mobility measurement (in collaboration with T-Labs/Dr. P. Hui and Nanjing University/Prof. S. Lu, Prof. Z. Wu and Dr. W. Li)
  3. Cuckoo - Decentralized socio-aware online microblogging (in collaboration with UCSB/Prof. B. Zhao)
  4. GEMSTONE - A generic middleware for social networks (in collaboration with University of Oregon)
  5. LENS - LEveraging social Networking and trust to prevent Spam transmission (in collaboration with T-Labs and University of Cambridge)
  6. Complex systems and network analysis on human dynamic social networks (in collaboration with Dr. Jan Nagler, MPI-DS)
  7. Sociopsychological analysis of opinion leaderships in online communities (in collaboration with Prof. M. Boos, Department of Psychology, University of Goettingen)
  8. Understanding Guanxi and trust in online and offline interacted communications (in collaboration with Prof. X. Zhai and Prof. J. Luo from Sociology Departments from Nanjing University and Tsinghua University, as well as Prof. D. Hogrefe from University of Goettingen).
Goettingen Social Networks Colloquium and Seminar Series:
In the scope of this project, together with other colleagues at Goettingen we are co-organizing the Social Networks Colloquium Series (starting from Summer Semester 2011) and a Social Network Seminar:
  1. Prof. Dah Ming Chiu (Chinese University of Hong Kong): "Mining the academic social network", May 2015
  2. Prof. Lin Zhang (BUPT, China): Cooperative Adaptive Streaming and Crowdtesting Application-Based QoE in Mobile Cloud Environments, Feb 2015
  3. Prof. Lei Li (Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications, China): talk 1: UGC Quality Evaluation in Social Networks, talk 2: Multilingual Multi-document Summarization (MMS), Feb 2015
  4. Michael Natusch (Pivotal, Berlin): "Data Science in Practice", Jan 2015
  5. Prof. Junyu Niu (Fudan University, China): “Government Performance Management and Informatization”, Aug 2014
  6. Dr. Alessandra Sala (Bell Labs Ireland), “Inferring application performance regardless data completeness”, July 2014
  7. Assist. Prof. Mo Li (National Technological University, Singapore), “Ambient Sensing and Intelligence”,  Apr 2014
  8. Prof. Jyun-Cheng Wang (National Tsinghua Hua Univ, Taiwan): “How Social Information Influences Decision Making”, May 2013
  9. Prof. JarDer Luo (Tsinghua University, Beijing), “Why Do Chinese Venture Capitals Invest Jointly? - An Analysis of Complex Investment Network”,  May 2013
  10. Prof. Piet van Mieghem (TU Delft, the Netherlands), “Epidemic modeling on networks with applications to network robustness against malware spread and to information dissemination in social networks”, Feb 2013
  11. Galen Wilkerson (Northeastern University, Boston, USA and TU  Berlin, Germany): Sustainability, Complex Systems, and Computer Science:  The Perfect Fit of Powerful tools to Planetary-Scale (Energy/Pollution) Problems? Feb 2013
  12. Lianghao Dai  (Dept of Sociology, Tsinghua Univ, Beijing, China): “Homosexual Networks”, Feb 2013
  13. Dr. Jan Nagler (MPI-DS), Dynamics and Self-Organization Aspects of Social Networks: The Physics Backbone of Network Science - Networks, Structure, Function, Percolation, Dec 2012
  14. Prof. Magarete Boos (Institute of Psychology, University of Goettingen): Psychological Perspectives on Social Networks: Cognitive Maps, Nov 2012
  15. Dr. Kerstin Denecke (University Medical Center, University of Goettingen): Social Networks and Epidemiology, Nov 2012
  16. Prof. Christian Stegbauer (Dept of Sociology, University of Frankfurt): Cooperation in Wikipedia, Nov 2012.
  17. Prof. Wenzhong Li (Nanjing University, China): Online Social Networks and Online Social Networks Analysis: Technology, Problems, Challenges, Methods, Nov 2012.
  18. Prof. Karin Kurz (Dept of Sociology, University of Goettingen): Introduction to Social Networks and Social Networks Analysis: Sociology, History, Methods, Nov 2012.
  19. Prof. Chris Kruegel (UCSB, USA), “Automated Malware Analysis”, May 2012
  20. Prof. Jie Tang (Dept of Computer Science, Tsinghua Univ., China), “Social Influence Analysis in Large Social Networks”, Dec 2012
  21. Dr. Nan Zheng (Center for Public Health Research, School of Medicine, Nanjing University, China): MSM behavior network and its public health significance in China, Dec 2011
  22. Prof. Zhi-Hua Zhou (Department of Computer Science, Nanjing University, China): Exploiting Unlabeled Data with Multiple Views, Sept 2011
  23. Dr. Jan Nagler (MPI for Dynamics and Selforganization / Faculty of Physics, University of Goettingen): Is Human Dynamics Ultra-Bursty? June 2011 
  24. Prof. Margarete Boos (Georg-Elias-Müller-Institute for Psychology, University of Goettingen): Coordination in Group Movements: Ideal Patterns, June 2011

Other social networks related events and talks at University of Göttingen:


Professor Carlos Alós-Ferrer (University of Konstanz): Social Preferences and Self Control.
July 7, 2011, 14:00 – 15:30
Games – a report on open access publishing.
July 7, 2011, 17:00 – 18:30 Location: Faculty of Economic Sciences, Platz der Göttinger Sieben 3 (Oeconomicum), Room 0.211



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2017
Understanding Urban Mobility from Public Transportation Perspective Using Smart-Card Data: The Case of Shanghai, Hong Huang, Shichang Ding, Taoxiong Liu, Xu Wang, Xiaoming Fu, INSNA Sunbelt 2017, Beijing, China, June 2017.

The Life Cycle of One Triad: An Alternative Perspective from Weibo, Hong Huang, Lu Zheng, Xiaoming Fu, INSNA Sunbelt 2017, Beijing, China, June 2017.

On the "Familiar Stranger'' Phenomenon in a Large-scale VoD System, Chen Zhang, Yuedong Xu, Yipeng Zhou, Xiaoming Fu, 9th IEEE International Workshop on Network Science for Communication Network (NetSciCom 2017), in conjunction with IEEE INFOCOM 2017, Atlanta, USA, IEEE, May 2017.

Building and Analyzing a Global Co-Authorship Network Using Google Scholar Data, Yang Chen, Cong Ding, Jiyao Hu, Ruichuan Chen, Pan Hui, Xiaoming Fu, Proceedings of 26th International World Wide Web Conference (WWW 2017) Companion, 4th WWW Workshop on Big Scholarly Data (BigScholar 2017), Perth, Australia, ACM, April 2017.

The Good Left Undone: Advances and Challenges in Decentralizing Online Social Networks Computer Communications, David Koll, Jun Li, Xiaoming Fu, Computer Communications (accepted), Elsevier, April 2017.

Social Network Analysis: Interdisciplinary Approaches and Case Studies, Xiaoming Fu, Jar-Der Luo, Margarete Boos (eds.), CRC Press, Taylor & Francis Group, ISBN 1498736645, March 2017.

The Measurement of Guanxi Circles - Using Qualitative Study to Modify Quantitative Measurement, Jar-Der Luo, Xiao Han, Ronald Burt, Chaowen Zhou, Meng-Yu Cheng, Xiaoming Fu, in: X. Fu, J.-D. Luo, M. Boos (eds.), Social Network Analysis: Interdisciplinary Approaches and Case Studies, Chapter 4, CRC Press, Taylor & Francis Group, ISBN 1498736645, March 2017.
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Methods for Interdisciplinary Social Network Studies, Xiaoming Fu, Jar-Der Luo, Margarete Boos, in: X. Fu, J.-D. Luo, M. Boos (eds.), Social Network Analysis: Interdisciplinary Approaches and Case Studies, Chapter 1, CRC Press, Taylor & Francis Group, ISBN 1498736645, March 2017.

Analysis and Prediction of Triadic Closure in Online Social Networks, Hong Huang, Jie Tang, Lu Liu, Jar-Der Luo, Xiaoming Fu, in: X. Fu, J.-D. Luo, M. Boos (eds.), Social Network Analysis: Interdisciplinary Approaches and Case, Chapter 5, CRC Press, Taylor & Francis Group, ISBN 1498736645, March 2017.

How Do Online Social Networks Grow?, Konglin Zhu, Xiaoming Fu, Wenzhong Li, Sanglu Lu, Jan Nagler, in: X. Fu, J.-D. Luo, M. Boos (eds.), Social Network Analysis: Interdisciplinary Approaches and Case, Chapter 11, CRC Press, Taylor & Francis Group, ISBN 1498736645, March 2017.

Information Dissemination in Social-Featured Opportunistic Networks, Wenzhong Li, Sanglu Lu, Konglin Zhu, Xiao Chen, Jan Nagler, Xiaoming Fu, in: X. Fu, J.-D. Luo, M. Boos (eds.), Social Network Analysis: Interdisciplinary Approaches and Case, Chapter 13, CRC Press, Taylor & Francis Group, ISBN 1498736645, March 2017.

2016
Which Role Does the Social Network of Expatriates Play in their Career Development?, Fabian Froese, Xiaoming Fu, Samuel Davies, Hong Huang, Zhenxuan Wang, Proceedings of 42nd Annual Conference of European International Business Academy, Vienna, Austria, December 2016.

Opinion dynamics on online-offline interacting networks: media influence and antagonistic interaction, Shixiong Wang, Xiaoming Fu, 8th ACM International Workshop on Hot Topics in Planet-scale mObile computing and online Social neTworking (HotPOST 2016), in conjunction with ACM MobiHoc 2017 , pages 55-60, ACM, June 2016.

Budget Allocation for Maximizing Viral Advertising in Social Networks, Bolei Zhang, Zhuzhong Qian, Wenzhong Li, Bin Tang, Sanglu Lu, Xiaoming Fu, Journal of Computer Science and Technology, 31(4): 759-775, Springer, April 2016.

Online Social Networks, Xiaoming Fu, Andrea Passarella, Daniele Quercia, Alessandra Sala, Thorsten Strufe, Computer Communications, Volume 73, Part B, Pages 163–166, Elsevier, January 2016.

2015
Triadic Closure Pattern Analysis and Prediction in Social Networks, Hong Huang, Jie Tang, Lu Liu, Jarder Luo, Xiaoming Fu, IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering, 27(12): 3374-3389, DOI: 10.1109/TKDE.2015.2453956, IEEE, December 2015.
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VIRO: A Virtual Routing Method for Eliminating Dead End in Opportunistic Mobile Social Networks, Konglin Zhu, Wenzhong Li, Xiaoming Fu, Lin Zhang, 2015 IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC 2015), London, UK, IEEE, June 2015.

AS Path Inference: From Complex Network Perspective, Narisu Tao, Xu Chen, Xiaoming Fu, IFIP Networking 2015, Toulouse, France, IEEE, May 2015.
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2014
SOUP: An Online Social Network By The People, For The People, David Koll, Jun Li, Xiaoming Fu, Proc. of 15th Annual ACM/IFIP/USENIX Middleware Conference (Middleware 2014), Bordeaux, France, December 2014.
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SOUP: An Online Social Network By The People, For The People, David Koll, Xiaoming Fu, Jun Li, ACM SIGCOMM 2014, demo session, Chicago, IL, August 2014.

SMART: A Social and Mobile Aware Routing Strategy for Disruption Tolerant Networks, Konglin Zhu, Wenzhong Li, Xiaoming Fu, IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, Vol. 63, No. 7, pages 3423-3434, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/TVT.2014.2298494, IEEE, July 2014.
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On the State of OSN-based Sybil Defenses, David Koll, Jun Li, Joshua Stein, Xiaoming Fu, IFIP Networking 2014, Trondheim, Norway, IEEE, June 2014.
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Mining Triadic Closure Patterns in Social Networks (extended abstract), Hong Huang, Jie Tang, Jarder Luo, Sen Wu, Lu Liu, Xiaoming Fu, Interdisziplinäre Tagung - Dynamiken räumlicher Beziehungen - Theorien und Anwendungen geographischer und soziologischer Netzwerkforschung, Darmstadt, Germany, June 2014.

How do online social networks grow?, Konglin Zhu, Wenzhong Li, Xiaoming Fu, Jan Nagler, PLoS ONE, 9(6): e100023, doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0100023, PLOS, June 2014.
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Multi-Objective Data Placement for Multi-Cloud Socially Aware Services, Lei Jiao, Jun Li, Wei Du, Xiaoming Fu, IEEE INFOCOM 2014, Toronto, Canada, April 2014.
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Mining Checkins From Location-sharing Services for Client-independent IP Geolocation, Hao Liu, Yaoxue Zhang, Yuezhi Zhou, Di Zhang, Xiaoming Fu, K. K. Ramakrishnan, IEEE INFOCOM 2014, Toronto, Canada, April 2014.
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Mining Triadic Closure Patterns in Social Networks, Hong Huang, Jie Tang, Sen Wu, Lu Liu, Xiaoming Fu, 23rd International World Wide Web Conference (WWW 2014), Web Science Track, Seoul, Korea, ACM, April 2014.
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Rethinking Routing Information in Mobile Social Networks: Location-based or Social-based?, Konglin Zhu, Wenzhong Li, Xiaoming Fu, Computer Communications, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.comcom.2014.01.008, volume 42, pages 24-37, Elsevier, April 2014.
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2013
Crowd Crawling: Towards Collaborative Data Collection for Large-scale Online Social Networks, Cong Ding, Yang Chen, Xiaoming Fu, 1st ACM Conference on Online Social Networks (COSN 2013), Boston, USA, ACM, October 2013.
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On the Effectiveness of Sybil Defenses Based on Online Social Networks, David Koll, Jun Li, Joshua Stein, and Xiaoming Fu, Proceedings of IEEE ICNP 2013 (poster session), IEEE, October 2013.

Modeling population growth in online social networks, Konglin Zhu, Wenzhong Li, Xiaoming Fu, Complex Adaptive Systems Modeling , 1:14, doi:10.1186/2194-3206-1-14, Springer Verlag, June 2013.
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Fighting Spam Using Social GateKeepers, Sufian Hameed, Xiaoming Fu, Pan Hui and Nishanth Satry, Networking Science, 2(1-2): 28-41, Springer Verlag, May 2013.
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Optimizing Data Center Traffic of Online Social Networks, Lei Jiao, Jun Li, Xiaoming Fu, The 19th IEEE International Workshop on Local and Metropolitan Area Networks (LANMAN 2013), Brussels, Belgium, Best Paper Award, April 2013.
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2012
Cost Optimization for Online Social Networks on Geo-Distributed Clouds, Lei Jiao, Jun Li, Tianyin Xu and Xiaoming Fu, the 20th IEEE International Conference on Network Protocols (ICNP 2012), Austin, Texas, USA, November 2012.
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Predicting offline behaviors from online features -- an ego-centric dynamical network approach, Lianghao Dai, Jarder Luo, Xiaoming Fu, Zhichao Li, Proceedings of First ACM International Workshop on Interdisciplinary Social Networks Research (HotSocial 2012), Beijing, China, in conjunction with ACM KDD 2012, ISBN 978-1-4503-1549-4, August 2012.
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Exploring Regional and Global Population Growth in Online Social Networks (extended abstract), Konglin Zhu, Wenzhong Li, Xiaoming Fu, Praxis der Netzwerkforschung 2012 (PdN 2012), Frankfurt am Main, Germany, May 2012.

2011
GEMSTONE: Empowering Decentralized Social Networking with High Data Availability, Florian Tegeler, David Koll, and Xiaoming Fu, IEEE GLOBECOM 2011 - Selected Areas in Communications Symposium - Social Networks Track, Houston, TX, USA, IEEE, December 2011.
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Scaling Microblogging Services with Divergent Traffic Demands, Tianyin Xu, Yang Chen, Lei Jiao, Ben Y. Zhao, Pan Hui, Xiaoming Fu, ACM/IFIP/USENIX 12th International Middleware Conference (Middleware 2011), Lisboa, Portugal, Lecture Notes in Computer Science 7049, pages 20-40, Springer Verlag, December 2011.
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Latency-Aware Data Partitioning for Geo-Replicated Online Social Networks, Lei Jiao, Tianyin Xu, Jun Li, Xiaoming Fu, ACM/IFIP/USENIX 12th International Middleware Conference (Middleware 2011), Poster session, Lisboa, Portugal, December 2011.
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Pomelo: Accurate and Decentralized Shortest-path Distance Prediction in Social Graphs, Zhuo Chen, Yang Chen, Cong Ding, Beixing Deng, Xing Li, ACM SIGCOMM Computer Communication Review, Volume 41, Issue 4, Pages 406-407, ACM, October 2011.
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Understanding Graph Sampling Algorithms for Social Network Analysis, Tianyi Wang, Yang Chen, Zengbin Zhang, Tianyin Xu, Long Jin, Pan Hui, Beixing Deng, Xing Li, The 3rd ICDCS Workshop on Simplifying Complex Networks for Practitioners (SIMPLEX'11), Minneapolis, MN, USA, June 2011.
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Albatross Sampling: Robust and Effective Hybrid Vertex Sampling for Social Graphs, Long Jin, Yang Chen, Pan Hui, Cong Ding, Tianyi Wang, Athanasios Vasilakos, Beixing Deng, Xing Li, The 3rd ACM Workshop on Hot Topics in Planet-scale Measurement (HotPlanet'11), Co-located with ACM MobiSys 2011, June 2011.
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Exploring User Social Behaviors in Mobile Social Applications, Konglin Zhu, Pan Hui, Yang Chen, Xiaoming Fu, Wenzhong Li, 4th ACM Workshop on Social Network Systems (SNS 2011), in conjunction with ACM EuroSys 2011, Salzburg, Austria, April 2011.
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Cuckoo: Scaling Microblogging Services with Divergent Traffic Demands, Tianyin Xu, Yang Chen, Lei Jiao, Ben Y. Zhao, Pan Hui, Xiaoming Fu, Technical Report No. IFI-TB-2011-01, Institute of Computer Science, University of Goettingen, Goettingen, Germany, ISSN 1611-1044, January 2011.
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2010
Development of a Mobile Social Networking Platform supporting Decentralized Data Storage optimized by Social Trust, David Koll, , master thesis, Center of Computational Sciences, ISSN 1612-6793, No. ZFI-MSC-2010-01, University of Goettingen, Germany, November 2010.

Unbiased Sampling in Directed Social Graph, Tianyi Wang, Yang Chen, Zengbin Zhang, Peng Sun, Beixing Deng, Xing Li, ACM SIGCOMM Computer Communication Review, Volume 40, Issue 4, Pages 401-402, ACM, October 2010.
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Twittering by Cuckoo -- Decentralized and Socio-Aware Online Microblogging Services, Tianyin Xu, Yang Chen, Xiaoming Fu, Pan Hui, ACM SIGCOMM Computer Communication Review, Volume 40, Issue 4, Pages 473-474, ACM, October 2010.
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APEX: A Personalization Framework to Improve Quality of Experience for DVD-like Functions in P2P VoD Applications, Tianyin Xu, Baoliu Ye, Qinhui Wang, Wenzhong Li, Sanglu Lu, Xiaoming Fu, the 18th IEEE International Workshop on Quality of Service (IWQoS 2010), Beijing, China, IEEE, June 2010.
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GEMSTONE: A Generic Middleware for Social Networks, David Koll, Florian Tegeler, Xiaoming Fu, ACM/USENIX MobiSys 2010 poster session, ACM, June 2010.

2009
Interest-based Peer-to-Peer Group Management, Jun Lei, Xiaoming Fu, Second IEEE/ACM International Workshop on Future Multimedia Networking (FMN 2009), Coimbra, Portugal, Springer LNCS, June 2009.
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