Spatial Decisions as Social Context

Spatio-Temporal Constraints on Social Networks Workshop, University of California, Santa Barbara, Center for Spatial Studies, 13-14 December 2010

Christoph Schlieder

“The design of location-based social network services has been mainly driven by access to novel types of data and the opportunities these data offer to improve existing location-based services or to design completely novel ones (see the ACM SIGSPATIAL Workshops on Location-based Social Networks in 2009 and 2010). There is a need for research that advances our understanding of the networks underlying such services. This concerns networks in which social relations are explicitly specified as well as implicit social networks that are defined as networks of people showing similar spatial behaviour or sharing similar spatial interests even though they are not necessarily personally acquainted, for instance, the students of a university or the participants of a frequent flyer program.”