sc 18(7): e6

Research Article

On a Mobile Phone Contact List Based on Social Relations

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  • @ARTICLE{10.4108/eai.12-2-2018.154107,
        author={Pasteur Poda and Rashid Ben Amed Charles Zongo and Ibraima Dagnogo and Theodore Tapsoba},
        title={On a Mobile Phone Contact List Based on Social Relations},
        journal={EAI Endorsed Transactions on Smart Cities},
        volume={2},
        number={7},
        publisher={EAI},
        journal_a={SC},
        year={2018},
        month={2},
        keywords={contact list, context-awareness-based applications, group communication, mobile recommendation, social relations},
        doi={10.4108/eai.12-2-2018.154107}
    }
    
  • Pasteur Poda
    Rashid Ben Amed Charles Zongo
    Ibraima Dagnogo
    Theodore Tapsoba
    Year: 2018
    On a Mobile Phone Contact List Based on Social Relations
    SC
    EAI
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.12-2-2018.154107
Pasteur Poda1,*, Rashid Ben Amed Charles Zongo1, Ibraima Dagnogo1, Theodore Tapsoba1
  • 1: Ecole supérieure d’Informatique, Université Nazi BONI, 01 BP 1091 Bobo-Dioulasso 01, Burkina Faso
*Contact email: pasteur.poda@univ-bobo.bf

Abstract

Social relations are unquestionably the major provider of contacts in the mobile devices contact lists. However, they remain marginal in the literature of social software related to the contact list and are not at all integrated in its design. Inspired by African social and cultural practices, this paper is about a design of the contact list that integrates the social relationships existing between people in the real life. A desktop prototype of the proposed contact list designing allows to validate it. Illustrations of the developed application demonstrate the assets of the proposed contact list regarding issues such as contacts reminding/retrieval and homonymy resolving with respect to the real life. Additional capabilities of the proposed contact list reside in the creation of groups of contacts for group communications needs.