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smART socIal media eCOsytstem in a blockchaiN Federated environment

Objective

Social media platforms are key technologies for next generation connectivity. Social media platforms have the potential to shape and mobilise patterns of communication, practices of exchange and business, creation, learning and knowledge acquisition. Typically, social media are centralised platforms with a single proprietary organisation controlling the network. This poses critical issues of trust and governance over created and propagated content. This is particularly problematic when data breaches are a regular phenomenon at the hands of centralised intermediaries. To address this, we need innovative solutions at the user level (i.e. that of consumers, prosumers, and businesses) and at the level of the underlying social media environment. This will facilitate global reach, improved trust, and decentralised control and ownership. ARTICONF researches and develops a novel set of trustworthy, resilient, and globally sustainable decentralised social media services. ARTICONF addresses issues of trust, time-criticality and democratisation for a new generation of federated infrastructure, to fulfil the privacy, robustness, and autonomy related promises that proprietary social media platforms have failed to deliver so far. Namely, its goals are to: (1) simplify the creation of open and agile social media ecosystem with trusted participation using a two stage permissioned blockchain; (2) automatically detect interest groups and communities using graph anonymization techniques for decentralised and tokenized decision-making and reasoning; (3) elastically autoscale time-critical social media applications through an adaptive orchestrated Cloud edge-based infrastructure meeting application runtime requirements; and (4) enhance monetary inclusion in collaborative models through cognition and knowledge supply chains.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business
  • /social sciences/sociology/governance
  • /social sciences/sociology/governance/public services

Call for proposal

H2020-ICT-2018-2
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

UNIVERSITAET KLAGENFURT
Address
Universitaetsstrasse 65-67
9020 Klagenfurt
Austria
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 885 125

Participants (7)

UNIVERSITEIT VAN AMSTERDAM
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 637 750
Address
Spui 21
1012WX Amsterdam
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
THE UNIVERSITY OF EDINBURGH
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 427 877,50
Address
Old College, South Bridge
EH8 9YL Edinburgh
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
REPUBLIC OF MACEDONIA - UNIVERSITY FOR INFORMATION SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY ST.PAUL THE APOSTLE OHRID
North Macedonia
EU contribution
€ 137 375
Address
Partizanska Street Bb
6000 Ohrid
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
MOG TECHNOLOGIES SA
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 522 000
Address
Rua Eng. Frederico Ulrich 2650 Parque De Ciencia E Tecnologia Da Maia
4470-605 Maia
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
AGILIA CENTER SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 331 250
Address
Calle Arquitectura Num 2 Bloque 11 Planta 7 Puerta 3 4
41015 Sevilla
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
VIALOG LTD
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 372 000
Address
23 Skyline Village Limeharbour
E14 9TS London
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
BITYOGA AS
Norway
EU contribution
€ 853 500
Address
Professor Olav Hanssens Vei 7 A
4021 Stavanger
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)