Collaboration Patterns in an Online Community of Practice in Oral Medicine
Paper in proceedings, 2008

SOMWeb is an online collaboration system based on Semantic Web technologies, which is used for knowledge sharing and dissemination within an oral medicine community in Sweden. Based on a previous study of the use of SOMWeb, general patterns of interaction and communicative activities involved in community collaboration have been identified. The patterns for one such activity, distance consultation, are described and modeled using techniques from the Pragmatic Web.


Information management-dissemination

Knowledge-based systems


Human Factors



Göran Falkman

Marie Gustafsson

Olof Torgersson

University of Gothenburg

Mats Jontell

Proceedings of Medical Informatics Europe 2008, Göteborg, Sweden

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Computer and Information Science

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