Welcome to IEEE STCSN's E-Letter volume 2 number 2. This edition is discussing a very interesting topic that steadily becomes more important: how does social networking integrate with video communication?The first article -Smart Video Communication for Social Groups - introduces the aims of that research effort. Another one - Taxonomies of Relationships in Multidimensional Social Networks - deals with the question which information can be extracted from social networks to assist intelligent reasoning processes like communicaton orchestration. Another article - Multi-Party Videoconferencing for the Web - is discussing integration of a video communication system with a social network. Another article introduces the concept of 'The Service Aware Network'. Last but not least, the article 'Supporting Student-to-Student Interaction' focuses on a use case supporting distance learning via video. Please also have a look at the STCSN Selected Featured Article and our regular list of endorsed workshops, conferences and journals.
This E-Letter contains contributions from a very interesting European research project, Vconect (http://vconect-project.eu/).
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