Computer Supported Social Networking Based on Email Exchange

Computer Supported Social Networking Based on Email Exchange

H. Ogata (Tokushima University, Japan), Y. Yano (Tokushima University, Japan) and N. Furugori (INES Corporation, Japan)
Copyright: © 2001 |Pages: 18
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-878289-91-9.ch013
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Abstract

The exploration of social networks is essential to find capable cooperators who can help problem-solving and to augment cooperation between workers in an organization. This chapter describes PeCo-Mediator-II to seek for capable cooperators with the chain of personal connections (PeCo) in a networked organization. Moreover, this system helps gathering, exploring and visualizing social networks in an organization. The experimental results show that the system facilitates users encounter cooperators and develop a new helpful relationship with the cooperators.

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