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Decentralized Social Media Applications as a Service: a Car-Sharing Perspective

Anandhakumar Palanisamy; Mirsat Sefidanoski; Spiros Koulouzis; Carlos Rubia; Nishant Saurabh; Radu Prodan

Social media applications are essential for nextgeneration connectivity. Today, social media are centralizedplatforms with a single proprietary organization controlling thenetwork and posing critical trust and governance issues over thecreated and propagated content. The ARTICONF project fundedby the European Union’s Horizon 2020 program researchesa decentralized social media platform based on a novel setof trustworthy, resilient and globally sustainable tools to fulfilthe privacy, robustness and autonomy-related promises thatproprietary social media platforms have failed to deliver so far.This paper presents the ARTICONF approach to a car-sharinguse case application, as a new collaborative peer-to-peer modelproviding an alternative solution to private car ownership. Wedescribe a prototype implementation of the car-sharing socialmedia application and illustrate through real snapshots how thedifferent ARTICONF tools support it in a simulated scenario.

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