An integrated decision modeling framework for multi-organizational social network management

Nurcin Celik, Seungho Lee, Hui Xi, Esfandyar Mazhari, Young Jun Son

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Development of community-based software requires collaboration of many stakeholders across multiple organizations forming a complex social network. Here, a novel decision-modeling framework is proposed to allow the stakeholders of software development to perform what-if analyses before making their decisions. The first phase of the framework involves mimicking individual human decisions and interactions, identifying their conflicting goals, and modeling a software development process. The second phase is designed to help project managers devise near-optimal workforce assignments considering the underlying social network. The proposed modeling framework is illustrated with enhancement request processes in Kuali, an open source software development project involving 12 universities.

Original languageEnglish (US)
StatePublished - 2010
EventIIE Annual Conference and Expo 2010 - Cancun, Mexico
Duration: Jun 5 2010Jun 9 2010


OtherIIE Annual Conference and Expo 2010


  • Cognitive simulation
  • Intelligent agent
  • Organizational management
  • Project control
  • Software development process

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering


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