KDD 2014
Workshop paper

Building socially connected skilled teams to accomplish complex tasks

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Solving today's problems demands more than the effort of an individual, however, brilliant mind. Collaboration and team work are fundamental skills for tackling such problems. The ability of team members to work together and communicate with one another thus becomes an uppermost concern. In this context, to assemble an effective team requires an approach that goes beyond the analysis of individual skills. This paper proposes and examines the problem that takes into account different skill attributes and social ties to build an interconnected team. Our proposed solution is evaluated by means of building one team to defeat an opposite team defined in the same social network. Our experimental results show that our algorithms produces meaningful socially collaborative skilled teams.