BLUEPRINTS FOR SUCCESS - Guidelines for Building Multidisciplinary Collaboration Teams

Sidath Gunawardena, Rosina O. Weber

Abstract

Finding collaborators to engage in academic research is a challenging task, especially when the collaboration is multidisciplinary in nature and collaborators are needed from different disciplines. This paper uses evidence of successful multidisciplinary collaborations, funded proposals, in a novel way: as an input for a method of recommendation of multidisciplinary collaboration teams. We attempt to answer two questions posed by a collaboration seeker: what disciplines provide collaboration opportunities and what combinations of characteristics of collaborators have been successful in the past? We describe a two-step recommendation framework where the first step recommends potential disciplines with collaboration potential based on current trends in funding. The second step recommends characteristics for a collaboration team that are consistent with past instances of successful collaborations. We examine how this information source can be used in a case-based recommender system and present a preliminary validation of the system using statistical methods.

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Gunawardena S. and O. Weber R. (2012). BLUEPRINTS FOR SUCCESS - Guidelines for Building Multidisciplinary Collaboration Teams . In Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Agents and Artificial Intelligence - Volume 1: ICAART, ISBN 978-989-8425-95-9, pages 387-393. DOI: 10.5220/0003753503870393


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@conference{icaart12,
author={Sidath Gunawardena and Rosina O. Weber},
title={BLUEPRINTS FOR SUCCESS - Guidelines for Building Multidisciplinary Collaboration Teams},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Agents and Artificial Intelligence - Volume 1: ICAART,},
year={2012},
pages={387-393},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0003753503870393},
isbn={978-989-8425-95-9},
}


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TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Agents and Artificial Intelligence - Volume 1: ICAART,
TI - BLUEPRINTS FOR SUCCESS - Guidelines for Building Multidisciplinary Collaboration Teams
SN - 978-989-8425-95-9
AU - Gunawardena S.
AU - O. Weber R.
PY - 2012
SP - 387
EP - 393
DO - 10.5220/0003753503870393