AAAI Publications, Fifth International AAAI Conference on Weblogs and Social Media

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Structuring E-Brainstorming to Better Support Innovation Processes
Lorea Lorenzo, Osane Lizarralde, Igor Santos, Alexandre Passant

Last modified: 2011-07-06

Abstract


Innovation is a key instrument to start a transformational process based on collaboration. It is fundamental for organisations and institutions to have well defined strategies. In this context, brainstorming sessions - and e-brainstorming tools - are effective techniques to put together and associate draft ideas. Yet, in many cases, those ideas and associations do not leave enough digital footprints, are no further used or are lost. This paper introduces the use of Social and Semantic Web technologies to support e-brainstorming. In particular, we present a lightweight ontology to structure e-brainstorming sessions, and the enrichment of existing e-brainstorming tools to do so.

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