Building a Network Community Support System on the Multi-agent Platform Shine

  • Sen Yoshida
  • Koji Kamei
  • Takeshi Ohguro
  • Kazuhiro Kuwabara
  • Kaname Funakoshi
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 1881)


An increasing number of applications have been developed for supporting network communities. The authors have developed Community Organizer, which supports people in forming new network communities by providing places where people sharing interests and concerns can meet and communicate. The authors are also developing a platform named Shine to reduce the tasks needed to implement a variety of network community support systems such as Community Organizer. Shine has a multi-agent architecture because it is effective for network community support systems that have to adapt to dynamic changes in community organizations. This paper explains both Community Organizer and Shine, and then gives a description of building Community Organizer on top of Shine.


Multiagent System Community Organizer User Model Vector Space Model Application Interface 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sen Yoshida
    • 1
  • Koji Kamei
    • 1
  • Takeshi Ohguro
    • 1
  • Kazuhiro Kuwabara
    • 1
  • Kaname Funakoshi
    • 1
  1. 1.NTT Communication Science LaboratoriesUSA

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