SONETOR: A social network traffic generator

Cesar Bernardini, Thomas Silverston, Olivier Festor

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Abstract

The Online Social Networks (OSN) have become an important trend in current networks. Due to the susceptible nature of the private data available in OSN, the acquisition of data sets is not an easy task. In this paper and based on the state of the art of measurement studies, we present SONETOR, a synthetic social network traffic generator, characterized by ease of use and flexibility. SONETOR represents current social network behavior such as user publishing and consuming content, users sharing and commenting on information with their friends. We also proceed to study the impact of OSN in the network traffic with SONETOR. In particular, our social network traffic generator allows capturing the effect of the flash-crowd phenomenon. SONETOR is an open-source and multi-platform tool freely available. The generated traces can be widely distributed without restrictions and they are still privacy compliant.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2014 IEEE International Conference on Communications, ICC 2014
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
Pages3734-3739
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9781479920037
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014 Jan 1
Externally publishedYes
Event2014 1st IEEE International Conference on Communications, ICC 2014 - Sydney, NSW, Australia
Duration: 2014 Jun 102014 Jun 14

Publication series

Name2014 IEEE International Conference on Communications, ICC 2014

Conference

Conference2014 1st IEEE International Conference on Communications, ICC 2014
CountryAustralia
CitySydney, NSW
Period14/6/1014/6/14

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications

Cite this

Bernardini, C., Silverston, T., & Festor, O. (2014). SONETOR: A social network traffic generator. In 2014 IEEE International Conference on Communications, ICC 2014 (pp. 3734-3739). [6883902] (2014 IEEE International Conference on Communications, ICC 2014). IEEE Computer Society. https://doi.org/10.1109/ICC.2014.6883902