Applying Trust, Reputation and Intuition Aspects to Support Virtual Communities of Practice

  • Juan Pablo Soto
  • Aurora Vizcaíno
  • Javier Portillo-Rodríguez
  • Mario Piattini
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4693)


Communities of Practice (CoPs) are places in which the flow of knowledge is generated as a result of the confidence that members have in each other. The main goal of this research is to emulate these communities’ behavior in knowledge management systems. As a consequence of this, an increase in the exchange information between the members of a virtual community is expected. However, upon starting this work, we encountered several problems. For instance, how could we implement or rate social aspects such as trust and reputation?. This paper describes our advances in resolving these problems.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Juan Pablo Soto
    • 1
  • Aurora Vizcaíno
    • 1
  • Javier Portillo-Rodríguez
    • 1
  • Mario Piattini
    • 1
  1. 1.Alarcos Research Group, Information Systems and Technologies Department, Indra-UCLM Research and Development Institute, University of Castilla-La Mancha, Ciudad RealSpain

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