Posting behavior in Social Networks and Content Active Filtering

Speaker : Alexandre Reiffers-Masson
Date: 24/06/2015
Time: 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: LINCS Meeting Room 40


Abstract: In this talk, first we describe a model of the posting behavior in Social Networks in topics which have negative externalities, and the second objective of it is to provide a content active filtering control such that the content diversity increase. By negative externalities, we mean that when the quantity of posted contents about some topic increases the popularity of posted contents decreases. We introduce a dynamical model to describe the posting behavior of users taking into account these externalities. Our model is based on stochastic approximations and sufficient conditions are provided to ensure its convergence to a unique rest point. We provide a close form of this rest point. Content Active Filtering (CAF) are actions taken by the administrator of the Social Network in order to promote some objectives related to the quantity of contents posted in various topics. As objective of the CAF we shall consider maximizing the diversity of posted contents.
Biography: Alexandre Reiffers is a third year PHD student at INRIA and LIA. His supervisors are Eitan Altman and Yezekael Hayel. His current research interests include routing games, bi-level problem and differential games; all applied to Social Networks and Internet Economics.