Exploring Relationships In Complex Heterogeneous Networks

  • Sala A.

Current trends are showing that we are at the dawn of a new technological era, which is driven by the digitalization of everything and everyone. In this era, the utmost goal should be to create efficiency in human lives by maximizing our capability to instantly attain anything, thereby saving time. In order to realize this revolution, the network must glue together an increasingly complex landscape of applications and services, many of which are mission critical, such self-driving vehicles, or time-critical, such as human-computer interaction or financial services. This talk will discuss the opportunities and the research challenges of realizing an intelligent network able to satisfy the needs of this upcoming digital era at scale. Specifically, real-time data from end-users and infrastructure will play a significant role in learning the contextual factors of different applications, and leveraging those to proactively respond to their dynamic requirements.

Recent Publications

January 01, 2019

Friendly, appealing or both? Characterising user experience in sponsored search landing pages

  • Bron M.
  • Chute M.
  • Evans H.
  • Lalmas M.
  • Redi M.
  • Silvestri F.

© 2017 International World Wide Web Conference Committee (IW3C2), published under Creative Commons CC BY 4.0 License. Many of today's websites have recognised the importance of mobile friendly pages to keep users engaged and to provide a satisfying user experience. However, next to the experience provided by the sites themselves, ...

January 01, 2019

Analyzing uber's ride-sharing economy

  • Aiello L.
  • Djuric N.
  • Grbovic M.
  • Kooti F.
  • Lerman K.
  • Radosavljevic V.

© 2017 International World Wide Web Conference Committee (IW3C2), published under Creative Commons CC BY 4.0 License. Uber is a popular ride-sharing application that matches people who need a ride (or riders) with drivers who are willing to provide it using their personal vehicles. Despite its growing popularity, there exist ...

January 01, 2019

The paradigm-shift of social spambots: Evidence, theories, and tools for the arms race

  • Cresci S.
  • Petrocchi M.
  • Pietro R.
  • Spognardi A.
  • Tesconi M.

© 2017 International World Wide Web Conference Committee (IW3C2), published under Creative Commons CC BY 4.0 License. Recent studies in social media spam and automation provide anecdotal argumentation of the rise of a new generation of spambots, so-called social spambots. Here, for the first time, we extensively study this novel ...