Collaboration Opportunity Finder

  • Damjan Demšar
  • Igor Mozetič
  • Nada Lavrač
Part of the IFIP — The International Federation for Information Processing book series (IFIPAICT, volume 243)


We have designed and implemented a software tool coFinder — a collaboration opportunity finder — aimed at facilitating the work of an opportunity broker in Collaborative Networked Organizations. It crawls the web to find potential collaboration opportunities (calls for tenders) and compares them with the actual competencies of companies from a Virtual organization Breeding Environment (VBE). The coFinder tool then structures, aligns and matches textual descriptions of calls for tenders with competencies and suggests a list of potential collaboration opportunities to the broker.


Collaborative Network Actual Competency Virtual Organisation Breeding Environment Collaboration Opportunity Collaborative Opportunity 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Damjan Demšar
    • 1
  • Igor Mozetič
    • 1
  • Nada Lavrač
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Jožef Stefan InstituteLjubljanaSlovenia
  2. 2.University of Nova GoricaNova GoricaSlovenia

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