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IEEE International Conference on Services Computing (SCC 2007) (2007)
Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
July 9, 2007 to July 13, 2007
ISBN: 0-7695-2925-9
pp: 130-137
Stephen J.H. Yang , National Central University, Taiwan
Jia Zhang , Northern Illinois University, USA
Irene Y.L. Chen , Ching Yun University, Taiwan
ABSTRACT
This paper presents a social network-based peer-to-peer search service for identifying right collaborators in the context of Web 2.0. We present a three-layer hierarchical social network, in which we identify two important relationship ties – knowledge relationship tie and social relationship tie. These relationship ties are metric used to measure the collaboration strength between pairs of participants on a social network. The stronger the knowledge relationship tie, the more knowledgeable the participants; the stronger the social relationship tie, the more likely the participants are willing to share their knowledge. By analyzing and calculating these relationship ties among peers using our computational model, we propose a systematic way to discover collaboration peers according to configurable and customizable requirements. Experiences of providing Web 2.0 services for identifying communities of practice through peer-to-peer search are also reported.
INDEX TERMS
groupware, peer-to-peer computing, Web services
CITATION

S. J. Yang, J. Zhang and I. Y. Chen, "Web 2.0 Services for Identifying Communities of Practice through Social Networks," IEEE International Conference on Services Computing (SCC 2007)(SCC), Salt Lake City, Utah, USA, 2008, pp. 130-137.
doi:10.1109/SCC.2007.129
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