Team formation for research innovation: The brain approach

Styliani Kleanthous Loizou, Vania Dimitrova, Dimoklis Despotakis, Jim Hensman, Ajdin Brandic

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Recently trends show that innovative research requires multidisciplinary teams. This brings forth the importance of team formation for innovation. In order to successfully identify who has to be in a specific team and what constitutes potentially successful multidisciplinary team collaboration, social processes important for team formation for innovation have to be understood. Based on this, technological approaches that can support these processes can be defined. This paper outlines key processes regarding team formation for innovation, following psychology and social sciences literature. We then present the BRAIN approach on forming multidisciplinary teams for innovation, which addresses some of the aspects identified in the literature. The paper revisits the current state of the BRAIN application, and recommends future work where user modelling, adaptation and personalisation approaches can be used to address the limitations identified.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)37-46
Number of pages10
JournalCEUR Workshop Proceedings
Publication statusPublished - 2011


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    Loizou, S. K., Dimitrova, V., Despotakis, D., Hensman, J., & Brandic, A. (2011). Team formation for research innovation: The brain approach. CEUR Workshop Proceedings, 743, 37-46.