An Exploratory Study on Collaboration Understanding in Software Development Social Networks

  • Andréa M. Magdaleno
  • Renata M. Araujo
  • Cláudia M. L. Werner
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 7493)


Collaboration is important for productivity, quality, and knowledge sharing in software development. In this context, the use of social networks analysis can help to track the level of collaboration in a development project. In this work, an exploratory study was conducted, in the context of free/open source software, using EvolTrack-SocialNetwork tool, to investigate collaboration in software teams. The preliminary results indicate a potential to increase one’s ability to understand the course that the collaboration is taking.


Collaboration social network software development 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Andréa M. Magdaleno
    • 1
  • Renata M. Araujo
    • 2
  • Cláudia M. L. Werner
    • 1
  1. 1.COPPE – Systems Engineering and Computer Science DepartmentUFRJ – Federal University of Rio de JaneiroRio de JaneiroBrazil
  2. 2.Graduate Program in Information Systems (PPGI) – UNIRIOBrazil

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