Sunday, April 5, 2009

Web 2.010 - Social Network “Make Difference Together” with Pragmatic Description of Projects in the Standard of European Commission’s Framework Progra

Web 2.010 - Social Network “Make Difference Together” with Pragmatic Description of Projects in the Standard of FP7

Alexander Zelitchenko
Abstract: The article outlines the social network aiming to join participants, who are looking for partners in some social project rather than partners for simple chatting or for any other forms of informal communication. Standard semiformal language with formal syntax and informal unlimited vocabulary for the pragmatic description of the projects in such social network, is proposed. This language is elaborated on base of Seventh Framework Programme (FP7) standards of preparing proposals.

Keywords: FP7, Social networks, Pragmatic Web, W2.0, Language of presentation of pragmatic Categories: H.1.0, H.4.3, H.5.2, H.5.3
1 Introduction: Social Communication and Social Doing
All modern popular social networks aims first facilitating social communication and exchange of information; and no one of them has as its primary aim facilitating common action. Of course, sometimes (as, for example, in case of Wikipedia) the exchange of information results in the production of new valuable product. However, networking of collaborators may be observed only in specialized open source networks, which realize specific project. I do not know any social network with primary goal to collect ideas that must be realized by the participants and to organize the team of participants to realize these ideas.
Nevertheless, the logics of development of Internet leads to emergence of the social networks of next generations – the ones, which allow to cooperate efforts of many potential collaborators with common interests and to supplement mutually their competences. Such network has to transform the “pure idea” into the project that may be realized. The demand in this sort of social networks is quite obvious not only from the side of people and organisations, which are looking for partners, but also from funding agencies that are looking for best investment opportunities.
I tried to find the free brand for the networks of this type, which would be based on general brand of social networks “Web 2.0”, but found that “Web 2.5”, “Web 2.1”, “Web 2.6”, “Web 2.01” and even “Web 2.009” all are in use. Thus, the “minimal” version, which seems to be free, is “Web 2.010”. Meantime, the name “Make Difference Together” (MDT) seems to me as more clearly reflected the general idea of the “acting social networks”.
This paper outlines the main features of MDT.
2 Architecture of MDT
An “atom” of MDT is the record describing the project consisting of two parts: (a) general information about the status of project, and (b) template of the Proposal of Project (PP). (The first stages of development of MDT when the number of projects in MDT do not become unobservable yet do not demand a powerful searcher.)
General information about the status of project includes the fields like: (a) the language of PP, (b) the name of author-owner (AO) of project, ID, password, the means of contact, (c) the state of verification of data; (d) the number of participants of different legal status and different levels of involvement, (e) source(s) of funding, (f) state of development of project, (g) levels of confidentiality, etc. Information in these fields may be changed by AO and/or by MDT itself (automatically) and/or Administrator of MDT.
PP is a structured multilevel record - a complex word in special language of pragmatic description (LPD), meta-syntax of which is described in the section 2.1. For real project this record must be rather large, by order of tens and several hundred pages, or even bigger. A creation of such records already demands collaboration of a group of writers and, thus, becomes the beginning of cooperation in the realization of project. The principles of interaction in course of such collaboration are described in the section of 2.2.
2.1 Meta-syntax of LPD
Like most of large texts, PP has multilevel, hierarchical structure, in which the large parts of upper hierarchical levels consist of smaller parts of lower levels, which, in their turn, consists of even smaller parts and so on. Thus, one may see the whole hierarchy of syntax categories, where the categories of lower level disclose the category of upper level. I name such multilayer syntax structure meta-syntax. Below I explicate this structure basing mainly on European Commission FP7 standards [Guide, 08].
In accordance with the rules of FP7, the categories of upper level may be introduced as follows:
1. Concept, objectives, methods
2. Work plan
3. Participants
4. Organizational structure and Management
5. Budget
6. Legal and Ethical Issues
2.2 Notation

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