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Publicado em: 30 Outubro 2018

Rosalina Babo, docente do ISCAP, lança livro

Social Networks Science: Design, Implementation, Security, and Challenges

Rosalina Babo, docente do ISCAP, apresenta novo livro "Social Networks Science: Design, Implementation, Security, and Challenges.From Social Networks Analysis to Social Networks Intelligence", da editora Springer.

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Social network analysis is a process of quantitative and qualitative analysis of vast amount of data using different analytical techniques. It measures and maps the flow of relationships and relationship changes between knowledge-possessing entities. Online social networks are rapidly changing our lives. Their growing pervasiveness and the trust that we develop in online identities provide us with a new platform for security applications. Additionally, the integration of various sensors and mobile devices on social networks has shortened the separation between one’s physical and virtual (i.e., Web) presences. We envisage that social networks will serve as the portal between the physical world and the digital world. However, challenges arise when using social networks in security applications; for example, how can one prove to a friend (or Friend) that your Facebook page belongs to you and not a man in the middle? Once you have proved this, how can you use it to create a secure channel between any device belonging to you and one belonging to your friend?

The main target of this book is to raise the awareness about social networking systems design, implementation, security requirements, and approaches. The book entails related issues including computing, engineering, security, management, and organization policy. It interprets the design, implementation and security threats in the social networks and offers some solutions in this concern. It clarifies the authentication concept between servers to identity users. Most of the models that focus on protecting users’ information are also included. This book introduces the Human-Interactive Security Protocols (HISPs) efficiently.

Presenting different types of the social networking systems including the internet and mobile devices is one of the main targets of this book. This book includes the social network performance evaluation metrics. It compares various models and approaches used in the design of the social networks. This book includes various applications for the use of the social networks in the healthcare, e-commerce, crisis management, and academic applications.

The book gathers remarkable materials from an international experts’ panel to guide the readers during the analysis, design, implementation and security achievement for the social network systems. In this book, theories, practical guidance, and challenges are included to inspire designers and researchers. The book guides the engineers, designers, and researchers to exploit the intrinsic design of the social network systems.


Bionote: Rosalina Babo is a Coordinator Professor at the Porto Accounting and Business School / Polytechnic of Porto (ISCAP/IPP), Portugal. Since the year 2000 she is the head of the Information Systems Department and was a member of the university scientific board for 12years (2000-2012). Rosalina Babowas one of the founders (2006) of CEISE/STI research center and its director until the year 2011. Having several published papers in International Conferences and books, hermainareas of research are e-learning, usability, e-commerce and social networks.

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