Using Collective Trust for Group Formation

  • Thomas Largillier
  • Julita Vassileva
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 7493)

Abstract

Group formation is a difficult task that arises in many different contexts. It is either done manually or using methods based on individual users’ criteria. Users may not be willing to fill a profile or their profile may evolve with time without users updating it. A collaboration may also fail for personal reasons between users with compatible profiles as it may be a success between antagonist users that may start a productive conflict inside a team. Existing methods do not take into account previous successful or unsuccessful collaborations to forge new ones. The authors introduce a new model of collaborative trust to help select the “best” fitted group for a task. This paper also presents one heuristic to find the best possible group since in practice considering all the possibilities is hardly an option.

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2012

Authors and Affiliations

  • Thomas Largillier
    • 1
  • Julita Vassileva
    • 1
  1. 1.MADMUC LabUniversity of SaskatchewanSaskatoonCanada

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