Enabling the Social Internet of Things and Social Cloud

Weishan Zhang, Qun Jin, Didier El Baz

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9 Citations (Scopus)


The social Internet of Things (SIoT) brings unprecedented online and offline social experiences to people and is changing our social patterns. The social cloud has the potential to use social relationships to improve resource sharing in social networks. Both fields require more research to, for example, define a generic or unified supporting architecture that can bring various technologies together. These two paradigms are both related to social networks, cloud computing, and the Internet of Things. Therefore, they could potentially support each other, and will likely merge in one way or another.

Original languageEnglish
Number of pages4
Specialist publicationIEEE Cloud Computing
Publication statusPublished - 2015 Nov 1


  • Cloud
  • Social Internet of Things
  • Social cloud
  • Social network
  • cloud computing

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science (miscellaneous)
  • Software
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Computer Networks and Communications


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