A Consensus Reaching Model for Web 2.0 Communities

  • Sergio Alonso
  • Ignacio J. Pérez
  • Francisco J. Cabrerizo
  • Enrique Herrera-Viedma
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 5861)


Web 2.0 Communities allow large amounts of users to interact with each others. In fact, new Web 2.0 technologies allow to share resources and information in an easy and timely manner, allowing real time communication among persons all over the world. However, as Web 2.0 Communities are a quite recent phenomenon with its own characteristics and particularities, there is still a necessity of developing new tools that allow to reach decisions with a high enough consensus level among their users. In this contribution we present a new consensus reaching model designed to incorporate the benefits that a Web 2.0 Community offers (rich and diverse knowledge due to a large number of users, real-time communication...) and that tries to minimize the main problems that this kind of organization presents (low and intermittent participation rates, difficulty of establishing trust relations and so on).


Consensus Model Consensus Process Trust Network Fuzzy Preference Relation Linguistic Preference Relation 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sergio Alonso
    • 1
  • Ignacio J. Pérez
    • 2
  • Francisco J. Cabrerizo
    • 3
  • Enrique Herrera-Viedma
    • 2
  1. 1.Dept. of Software EngineeringUniversity of GranadaSpain
  2. 2.Dept. of Computer Science and Artificial IntelligenceUniversity of GranadaSpain
  3. 3.Dept. of Software Engineering and Computer SystemsDistance Learning University of Spain (UNED)MadridSpain

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