ProLink: A Semantics-Based Social Network for Software Projects Articles uri icon

publication date

  • June 2008

start page

  • 392

end page

  • 404


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  • 7

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1461-4111

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1741-5179


  • One of the core challenges in the IT world is to harness the possibilities of reusing knowledge, expertise and lessons learned from previous software projects. In this paper, we present ProLink, a semantic-based social network, a proof-of-concept architecture and implementation of how this approach could foster expertise sharing and its potentially tremendous impact on work organisation and software development.


  • social networks; semantics; competency; software projects; staffing semantic web; project staffing; knowledge reuse; knowledge sharing; expertise sharing