April 01, 2019

Transport evolution for the RAN of the future [Invited]

  • Benzaoui N.
  • Chanclou Philippe
  • Chen D.
  • Dom P.
  • Kettunen K.
  • Lemke M.
  • Pointurier Y.
  • Sehier P.

Fifth-generation (5G) systems will introduce several new requirements impacting the mobile transport network. Understanding the impact of 5G systems on trans­port networks, both wireless and fixed, is essential to the successful introduction of 5G. This paper provides an over­view of the ongoing work supporting the specification of open interfaces between the different 5G building blocks. It also presents several technologies that can facilitate ef­fective transport networks, describes the architectural challenges in designing flexible 5G transport networks, and provides dimensioning guidelines.

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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 ...