Interaction-aware arrangement for event-based social networks

Feifei Kou, Zimu Zhou, Hao Cheng, Junping Du, Yexuan Shi, Pan Xu

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The last decade has witnessed the emergence and popularity of event-based social networks (EBSNs), which extend online social networks to the physical world. Fundamental on EBSN platforms is to appropriately assign EBSN users to events they are interested to attend, known as event-participant arrangement. Previous event-participant arrangement studies either fail to avoid conflicts among events or ignore the social interactions among participants. In this work, we propose a new event-participant arrangement problem called Interaction-aware Global Event-Participant Arrangement (IGEPA). It globally optimizes arrangements between events and participants to avoid conflicts in events, and not only accounts for user interests, but also encourages socially active participants to join. To solve the IGEPA problem, we design an approximation algorithm which has an approximation ratio of at least 1\4. Experimental results validate the effectiveness of our solution.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings - 2019 IEEE 35th International Conference on Data Engineering, ICDE 2019
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9781538674741
StatePublished - Apr 2019
Externally publishedYes
Event35th IEEE International Conference on Data Engineering, ICDE 2019 - Macau, China
Duration: Apr 8 2019Apr 11 2019

Publication series

NameProceedings - International Conference on Data Engineering
ISSN (Print)1084-4627


Conference35th IEEE International Conference on Data Engineering, ICDE 2019

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Software
  • Signal Processing
  • Information Systems


  • Matching
  • Social network


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