Talks and Poster Presentations (with Proceedings-Entry):

A. Bohn, S. Theußl, I. Feinerer, K. Hornik, P. Mair, N. Walchhofer:
"A New SNA Centrality Measure Quantifying the Distance to the Nearest Center";
Talk: 11th Conference of the International Federation of Classification Societies, Dresden, Deutschland; 03-13-2009 - 03-18-2009; in: "Classification as a Tool for Research", H. Locarek-Junge, C. Weihs (ed.); Springer, Studies in Classification, Data Analysis, and Knowledge Organization (2010), 579 - 586.

English abstract:
In open source software (OSS) developing communities, a variety of management, operational and advisory tasks have to be performed. Depending on the organizational structure, these tasks are more or less strictly defined. On a second level, the members of these communities also exhibit a social behavior in their every day working life. In the OSS project R, a program for statistical computing,
part of the developers' behavior is recorded by the R-devel and R-help mailing lists. To examine the relationship between formal organization and the communication structure in the mailing lists, we will introduce a combination of centrality measure and clustering approach called weighted distance to nearest center (WDNC).

OSS development, social network analysis, centrality and communities, R

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