The Origin, Representation, and Use of Collaboration Patterns in a Medical Community of Practice

  • Göran Falkman
  • Marie Gustafsson
  • Olof Torgersson
  • Mats Jontell
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 5288)


Founded on the Semantic Web technologies OWL and RDF, SOMWeb is an online community of practice that is used for knowledge sharing and dissemination within an oral medicine community in Sweden. It is shown how patterns for communication and collaboration within SOMWeb can be identified and represented in OWL, in terms of knowledge components, such as ontologies describing domain knowledge, user models, and organization models. It is described how patterns could be put into use and inform the design of future versions of SOMWeb.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Göran Falkman
    • 1
  • Marie Gustafsson
    • 1
    • 2
  • Olof Torgersson
    • 2
  • Mats Jontell
    • 3
  1. 1.School of Humanities and InformaticsUniversity of SkövdeSkövdeSweden
  2. 2.Department of Computer Science and Engineering, ChalmersUniversity of Technology/University of GothenburgGöteborgSweden
  3. 3.Institute of Odontology, Sahlgrenska AcademyUniversity of GothenburgGöteborgSweden

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