e-Infrastructure and e-Services for Developing Countries. 9th International Conference, AFRICOMM 2017, Lagos, Nigeria, December 11-12, 2017, Proceedings

Research Article

A Novel Mobile Phone Contact List Based on Social Relations

  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.1007/978-3-319-98827-6_22,
        author={Ibra\~{n}ma Dagnogo and Rashid Zongo and Pasteur Poda and Th\^{e}odore Tapsoba},
        title={A Novel Mobile Phone Contact List Based on Social Relations},
        proceedings={e-Infrastructure and e-Services for Developing Countries. 9th International Conference, AFRICOMM 2017, Lagos, Nigeria, December 11-12, 2017, Proceedings},
        proceedings_a={AFRICOMM},
        year={2018},
        month={8},
        keywords={Contact list Mobile phonebook Social ties Social software},
        doi={10.1007/978-3-319-98827-6_22}
    }
    
  • Ibraïma Dagnogo
    Rashid Zongo
    Pasteur Poda
    Théodore Tapsoba
    Year: 2018
    A Novel Mobile Phone Contact List Based on Social Relations
    AFRICOMM
    Springer
    DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-98827-6_22
Ibraïma Dagnogo1,*, Rashid Zongo1,*, Pasteur Poda1,*, Théodore Tapsoba1,*
  • 1: Université Nazi BONI
*Contact email: ibradagnos@yahoo.fr, zongorashid@gmail.com, pasteur.poda@univ-bobo.bf, tmytapsoba@yahoo.fr

Abstract

Social ties are of a great importance in African societies. Obviously, they are the major provider of entries in the mobile phone contact list. However, the contact lists of mobile devices, as they are designed until now, do not efficiently take into account the social connections between contacts. They do not allow to efficiently retrieve/remember a contact who is forgotten or concerned by homonymy. Inspired by African social and cultural practices, this paper is about a new vision of the contact list design by integrating social ties. Preliminary results of the implementation of this vision clearly show that the proposed contact list is a convenient instrument of contacts reminder and homonymy resolver.