SocioPath: Bridging the Gap between Digital and Social Worlds

Abstract : In everyday life, people use more and more digital resources (data, application systems, Internet, etc.) for all aspects of their life like administrative procedures, financial management, private exchanges, collaborative work, etc. This leads to non-negligible dependences on the digital distributed resources that reveal strong reliance at the social level, for instance on providers, physical or moral persons, of these resources. Users are often not aware of their real autonomy regarding the management of their digital resources. Thus, currently, people underestimate social dependences generated by the system architecture they use and the resulting potential risks. We argue that it is necessary to be aware of some key aspects of system's architectures to be able to know dependences. In this paper, we proposes SOCIOPATH, a generic meta-model to derive dependences generated by system's architecture. In particular, SOCIOPATH focuses on relations, like access, control, support, ownership, and so forth, among the different entities of the system (digital resources, hardware, persons, etc.). Enriched with deduction rules and definitions, SOCIOPATH allows to reveal the dependences of a person towards each entity in the system. SOCIOPATH could then be useful in the evaluation process of a system, as a modeling tool that bridges the gap between the digital and the social worlds.
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Nagham Alhadad, Philippe Lamarre, Yann Busnel, Patricia Serrano-Alvarado, Marco Biazzini, et al.. SocioPath: Bridging the Gap between Digital and Social Worlds. 23rd International Conference on Database and Expert Systems Applications (DEXA 2012), Sep 2012, Vienna, Austria. pp.1. ⟨hal-00725098v2⟩

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