The collaboration potential, an index to assess the roles of scientists in their coauthorship networks

Francesco Giuliani, Michele Pio De Petris, Giovanni Nico

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Over the past decade there have been many investigations aimed at defining the role of scientists in their coauthorship networks. In this work we propose an analytical definition of a collaboration potential between authors of scientific papers based on both coauthorships and content sharing. The collaboration potential can also be considered a tool to investigate the weakness of the network in terms of 'lost collaborations' between authors with same scientific interests. This work is an abbreviated version of the original article from the same authors [1].

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCEUR Workshop Proceedings
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Event3rd Italian Information Retrieval Workshop, IIR 2012 - Bari, Italy
Duration: Jan 26 2012Jan 27 2012


Other3rd Italian Information Retrieval Workshop, IIR 2012


  • Coauthor-ships
  • Collaboration potential
  • Scientific collaborations
  • Social network analysis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science(all)

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