SeMatching: Using Semantics to Perform Pair Matching in Mentoring Processes

  • Ricardo Colomo-Palacios
  • Juan Miguel Gómez-Berbís
  • Ángel García-Crespo
  • Myriam Mencke
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 5736)


The importance of the human factor in 21st century organizations means that the competent development of professionals has become a key aspect. In this environment, mentoring has emerged as a common and efficient practice for the development of knowledge workers. Following the surge of concepts such as eMentoring, advancements of the Internet and its evolution towards a Semantic Web, such developments present novel opportunities for the improvement of the different characteristics of mentoring. Basing itself on such advancements, this paper presents SeMatching, a semantics-based platform which utilizes different personal and professional information to carry out pair matching of mentors and mentees.


Semantic Web Social Software Mentoring e-Mentoring Pair Matching 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ricardo Colomo-Palacios
    • 1
  • Juan Miguel Gómez-Berbís
    • 1
  • Ángel García-Crespo
    • 1
  • Myriam Mencke
    • 1
  1. 1.Computer Science DepartmentUniversidad Carlos III de MadridMadridSpain

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