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Recently, the authors started to experience a shift from physical communities to virtual communities, which leads to missed social opportunities in the daily routine. For instance, they are not aware of neighbors with common interests or nearby events. Mobile Social Computing Applications (MSCAs) promise to improve social connectivity in physical communities by leveraging information about people, social relationships, and places. This paper presents MobiSoC, a middleware that enables MSCA development and provides a common platform for capturing, managing, and sharing the social state of physical communities.
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