From communication to collaboration: Simulating the emergence of inter-organizational collaboration network

Kang Zhao, John Yen, Louis Marie Ngamassi, Carleen Maitland, Andrea Tapia

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Abstract

Inter-organizational networks often have multiple dimensions, each one denoting a type of relationship. In this research, we studied how one dimension of the network, a collaboration network, emerges from organizations' interaction on another dimension-the communication network. We modeled the emergence of collaboration as an eventbased multi-agent team formation process that incorporates the structure of the underlying communication network, the diffusion of project information, and network-based influence. As a case study, we used an agent-based simulation to study the collaboration among humanitarian organizations. We also analyzed how changes to the communication network among humanitarian organizations affect their collaboration network. The experiment results suggest that different strategies to promote communication may have positive or negative impacts on the future collaboration network.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings - SocialCom 2010
Subtitle of host publication2nd IEEE International Conference on Social Computing, PASSAT 2010: 2nd IEEE International Conference on Privacy, Security, Risk and Trust
Pages413-418
Number of pages6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 29 2010
Event2nd IEEE International Conference on Social Computing, SocialCom 2010, 2nd IEEE International Conference on Privacy, Security, Risk and Trust, PASSAT 2010 - Minneapolis, MN, United States
Duration: Aug 20 2010Aug 22 2010

Publication series

NameProceedings - SocialCom 2010: 2nd IEEE International Conference on Social Computing, PASSAT 2010: 2nd IEEE International Conference on Privacy, Security, Risk and Trust

Other

Other2nd IEEE International Conference on Social Computing, SocialCom 2010, 2nd IEEE International Conference on Privacy, Security, Risk and Trust, PASSAT 2010
CountryUnited States
CityMinneapolis, MN
Period8/20/108/22/10

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Information Systems

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Zhao, K., Yen, J., Ngamassi, L. M., Maitland, C., & Tapia, A. (2010). From communication to collaboration: Simulating the emergence of inter-organizational collaboration network. In Proceedings - SocialCom 2010: 2nd IEEE International Conference on Social Computing, PASSAT 2010: 2nd IEEE International Conference on Privacy, Security, Risk and Trust (pp. 413-418). [5591274] (Proceedings - SocialCom 2010: 2nd IEEE International Conference on Social Computing, PASSAT 2010: 2nd IEEE International Conference on Privacy, Security, Risk and Trust). https://doi.org/10.1109/SocialCom.2010.66