By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Information Technology Newsweekly -- Current study results on Information Technology have been published. According to news reporting out of Louvain, Belgium, by VerticalNews editors, research stated, "Collaboration can be described using layered systems such as the article-author-institute-country structure. These structures can be considered 'cascades' or 'chains' of bipartite networks."
Our news journalists obtained a quote from the research from the Catholic University of Leuven, "We introduce a framework for characterizing and studying the intensity of collaboration between entities at a given level (e.g., between institutions). Specifically, we define the notions of significant, essential and vital nodes, and significant, essential and vital sub paths to describe the spread of knowledge through collaboration in such systems. Based on these notions, we introduce relative and absolute proper essential node (PEN) centrality as indicators of a node's importance for diffusion of knowledge through collaboration. We illustrate these concepts in an illustrative example and show how they can be applied using a small real-world example."
According to the news editors, the research concluded: "Since collaboration implies knowledge sharing, it can be considered a special form of knowledge diffusion."
For more information on this research see: A layered framework to study collaboration as a form of knowledge sharing and diffusion. Journal of Informetrics, 2013;7(3):651-664. Journal of Informetrics can be contacted at: Elsevier Science Bv, PO Box 211, 1000 Ae Amsterdam, Netherlands. (Elsevier - www.elsevier.com; Journal of Informetrics - www.elsevier.com/wps/product/cws_home/709551)
Our news journalists report that additional information may be obtained by contacting Y.X. Liu, Catholic University of Leuven, B-3000 Louvain, Belgium. Additional authors for this research include R. Rousseau and R. Guns.
Keywords for this news article include: Europe, Louvain, Belgium, Information Technology
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