Marie Curie Initial Training Networks

iSocial Secondments

The iSocial research meetings served to identify a number of micro-projects on which fellows from at least two partners started to collaborate. Currently the fellows are involved in the following micro-projects:


  • Decentralized OSN using WebRTC [UCY-PEER-KTH]
  • Information propagation and Evolution in multi-functional multiplex OSNs [UCY-UB]
  • Analysis of mutli-layer social networked systems [UB-FORTH]
  • Decentralized Identity Validation for OSNs [KTH-INSUB]
  • Collaborative Access Control [FORTH-INSUB]
  • Distributed Activity based Sybil Attack Identification in DOSNs [INSUB-KTH]
  • Location-based access control for P2P video sharing [PEER-INSUB]
  • Publish/Subscribe systems for DOSNs [IBM-KTH]
  • Distributed Storage for DOSNs [IBM-KTH]

Each aforementioned micro-project resulted (or will result) in at least one secondment as displayed on the following table:


Opening Code

Host Institution


Starting Date

1st Internship in 

Topic of 1st internship

Dates of the 1st internship

2nd Internship in

Topic of 2nd Internship 

Date of the  2nd internship 

iSocial-KTH-ESR2 Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Sweden Anis Nasir 1/8/2013 Yahoo Labs Barcelona, Spain Load Balancing in Stream Processing Systems Mid Feb-July 2014      
iSocial-KTH-ESR3 Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Sweden Amira Soliman 26/8/2013 University of Insubria (INSUB), Italy Decentralized Identity Validation for Social Networks May-June 2014      
iSocial-PEER-ESR4 Peerialism AB, Sweden Giovanni Simoni 1/5/2013 University of Insubria (INSUB), Italy Security on VoD June-July 2014      
iSocial-FORTH-ESR5 Foundation for Research and Technology-Hellas (FORTH), Greece Despoina Antonakaki 1/9/2013 Internet Scientific Group Telefónica & University of Barcelona, Spain Structural Evolution of Information Based Online Social Networked Systems 17 September 2014- 4 December 2014 University of Cyprus (UCY), Cyprus    
iSocial-INSUB-ESR6   University of Insubria, Italy Leila Bahri 1/6/2013 Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Sweden Identity Management for DOSNs (extension of the internship in Line 4) Mid-August, Mid-October 2014      
iSocial-INSUB-ESR7 University of Insubria, Italy Laleh Naeimeh 1/9/2013 Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Sweden Anomaly Detection in Decentralized Social Network Mid-October, Mid-December 2014      
iSocial-FORTH-ESR8 Foundation for Research and Technology-Hellas (FORTH), Greece Panagiotis Ilia 1/6/2013; University of Insubria (INSUB), Italy Multi-party Decentralized Access Control on Shared Data for OSNs  22 June - 1 August and 1 September - 30 September University of Cyprus (UCY), Cyprus    
iSocial-UB-ESR9  University of Barcelona,Spain Kolja Kleineberg 3/4/2013  University of Cyprus, Cyprus Understanding Mutli-layer Social Networked Systems  15 January - 15 March 2015       
iSocial-UCY-ESR10  University of Cyprus, Cyprus Hariton Efstathiades 2/9/2013  Yahoo Labs Barcelona, Spain Extracting Real-Life Patterns from Online Social Networks  18 April - 20 June 2015      
iSocial-UCY-ESR11 University of Cyprus, Cyprus Stefanos Antaris 01/11/2014 Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Sweden  Socio-Aware Decentralized Topology Construction Protoco 15 April - 05 June 2015      
iSocial-KTH-ESR12 Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Sweden Kambiz Ghoorchian 1/10/2013 University of Insubria (INSUB), Italy Distributed Activity Based Sybil Attack Detection 15 January - 15 Mar - 2015      
iSocial-IBM-ER1 IBM Haifa labs, Israel Andrés García García 19/05/2014 Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Sweden Distributed Storage for DOSNs April - June 2015      
iSocial-PEER-ER3 Peerialism AB, Sweden Mikael Högqvist 1/3/2013 Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Sweden A DOSN using WebRTC 1 May - 1 July 2014      
iSocial-UB-ER4 University of Barcelona, Spain Liudmila Rozanova  15/04/2015  University of Barcelona (UB), Spain   Navigability of Decentralized Online Social Networks 15 April - 31 August 2015      
iSocial-IBM-ER6 IBM Haifa labs, Israel Chen Chen 4/2/2014 Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Sweden Publish/Subscribe systems for DOSNs February - April 2015