Who should I invite for my party?

combining user preference and influence maximization for social events

Zhiwen Yu, Rong Du, Bin Guo, Huang Xu, Tao Gu, Zhu Wang, Daqing Zhang

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Abstract

The newly emerging event-based social networks (EBSNs) extend social interaction from online to offline, providing an appealing platform for people to organize and participate realworld social events. In this paper, we investigate how to select potential participants in EBSNs from an event host's point of view. We formulate the problem as mining influential and preferable invitee set, considering from two complementary aspects. The first aspect concerns users' preference with respect to the event. The second aspect is influence maximization, which aims to influence the largest number of users to participate the event. In particular, we propose a novel Credit Distribution-User Influence Preference (CD-UIP) algorithm to find the most influential and preferable followers as the invitees. We collect a real-world dataset from a popular EBSNs called "Douban Events", and the experimental results on the dataset demonstrate the proposed algorithm outperforms the state-of-The-Art prediction methods.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2015 ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing (UbiComp 2015)
Place of PublicationNew York, NY
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery (ACM)
Pages879-883
Number of pages5
ISBN (Print)9781450335744
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Externally publishedYes
Event2015 ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing, UbiComp 2015 - Osaka, Japan
Duration: 7 Sep 201511 Sep 2015

Publication series

NameUbiComp 2015 - Proceedings of the 2015 ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing

Conference

Conference2015 ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing, UbiComp 2015
CountryJapan
CityOsaka
Period7/09/1511/09/15

Keywords

  • Event-based social networks
  • Influence maximization
  • Invitee set
  • User preference
  • CD-UIP

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