Tactful Networking: Humans in the communication loop

Abstract : We introduce the Tactful Networking concept whose goal is to add perceptive senses to the network, by assigning it with the human-like capabilities of observation, interpretation, and reaction to daily-life features and involved entities. For this, tactful networking leverages knowledge extracted from human inherent behavior in terms of routines, personality, or preferences. The introduced concept is motivated by the steady growth of global mobile data traffic, which is generating major challenges to the next generation 5G cellular networks, as well as by the fact that mobile devices are getting increasingly attached to human daily life activities. All these factors are putting the human element in the foreground, making essential: (i) to center the big data analytics around individuals; and (ii) to bring awareness of human behavior to the design of networking solutions. Focused on these perspectives, this paper discusses why and how humans will be the new networking spotlight. We review related research in the field through a time-line scheme and propose a framework for tactful networking discussing knowledge collection, extraction, and analysis of human aspects. The impact of tactful networking on different areas or domains is also discussed through representative examples. Finally, we outline and comment challenges for future research in the area.
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Rafael Lima Costa, Aline Carneiro Viana, Artur Ziviani, Leobino Nascimento Sampaio. Tactful Networking: Humans in the communication loop. [Technical Report] RT-0502, INRIA Saclay - Ile-de-France. 2018. ⟨hal-01675445v2⟩



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