Application and Analysis of Interpersonal Networks for a Community Support System

  • Masahiro Hamasaki
  • Hideaki Takeda
  • Ikki Ohmukai
  • Ryutaro Ichise
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 3609)

Abstract

In this paper, we discuss importance and usefulness of interpersonal network in a community support system. We built a scheduling support system for an academic conference. Our system supports information exchange among participants and information discovery with generating participants’ interpersonal network. This system was used in an academic conference called JSAI2003 involving 276 active users. The analysis of the networks reveals that interpersonal networks can promote information exchange among people by indicating existence of people to the others, and that it can also support information discovery by recommendation.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Masahiro Hamasaki
    • 1
    • 2
  • Hideaki Takeda
    • 2
    • 1
  • Ikki Ohmukai
    • 1
    • 2
  • Ryutaro Ichise
    • 2
    • 1
  1. 1.Soken University, Hayama-cho Miura-gun Kanagawa 240-3630Japan
  2. 2.National Institute of Informatics, 2-1-2 Chiyoda-ku Tokyo 101-8430Japan

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