The First International Workshop on Collaborative Social Networks

Research Article

The Quality Social Network: A collaborative environment for personalizing Web access

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/ICST.COLLABORATECOM2009.8368,
        author={Andrea Perego and Barbara Carminati and Elena Ferrari},
        title={The Quality Social Network: A collaborative environment for personalizing Web access},
        proceedings={The First International Workshop on Collaborative Social Networks},
        publisher={IEEE},
        proceedings_a={COLLABORATESN},
        year={2009},
        month={12},
        keywords={Authentication Blogs Collaboration Internet Prototypes Search engines Semantic Web Social network services Software quality Tagging},
        doi={10.4108/ICST.COLLABORATECOM2009.8368}
    }
    
  • Andrea Perego
    Barbara Carminati
    Elena Ferrari
    Year: 2009
    The Quality Social Network: A collaborative environment for personalizing Web access
    COLLABORATESN
    ICST
    DOI: 10.4108/ICST.COLLABORATECOM2009.8368
Andrea Perego1,*, Barbara Carminati1,*, Elena Ferrari1,*
  • 1: Dipartimento di Informatica e Comunicazione, Università degli Studi dell'Insubria, Varese, Italy
*Contact email: andrea.perego@uninsubria.it, barbara.carminati@uninsubria.it, elena.ferrari@uninsubria.it

Abstract

In this paper, we present a collaborative social networking environment, referred to as quality social network (QSN), which enhances the social tagging paradigm by using it as a basis to evaluate the quality of Web resources, on the basis of the user preferences specified by each QSN member. Such features give end users the ability of being aware of the ¿quality¿ of the resources they are accessing, based on the opinions of the members of their community, and of being informed whether such resources can be safely used, according to the requirements specified by end users themselves. Besides illustrating the main characteristics of the QSN and its architecture, we describe its prototype implementation, carried out in the framework of the QUATRO Plus EU project, and its application to a use case scenario, involving groups of teenagers from three different European countries, acting as Youth Panels of the Safer Internet EU Programme.