Social Service Network
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Noosfero, a free web-based platform for social (product) networks, has been selected as a framework of choice to add a good-looking user interface to SPACE instances in the form of a Social Service Network. In such a customised Noosfero, users can post contents and events, form communities, found enterprises and offer services and products.
Noosfero is implemented as a Ruby-on-Rails application.
The integration with SPACE requires a modified version of the codebase plus any number of extensions through further platform services. Currently, two such instances are operated.
- Servomat, the student portal to exchange web services: http://servomat.inf.tu-dresden.de/
- Crowdserving - Use the Internet of Services: http://crowdserving.com/
Scientific Material and Documentation
A handbook is available for Servomat.
Extending Social Networks with Service Delivery Capabilities for User-Centric Service Trading. J. Spillner, A. Caceres, B. Buder, R. Kursawe, L.S. Globa, A. Schill, 10th International Conference on Modern Problems of Radio Engineering, Telecommunications and Computer Science, Lviv-Slavske, Ukraine, February 23-27, 2010.
An Environment for Educational Service Communities. J. Spillner, NTUU "KPI" International Research Journal of Telecommunication Sciences, Vol. 2, Nr. 2, pp. 22-27, July-December 2011. (Published February 2012.)
Noosfero is a separate project maintained by a vibrant community at its own website.
- Project page: http://noosfero.org
- Modifications: http://beta.crowdserving.com:3000/josef/admin-blog
The Social Service Network extension has its own Git repository.
- Git checkout:
% git clone git://serviceplatform.org/git/soasocnet
- Git browsing: http://serviceplatform.org/cgi-bin/gitweb.cgi?p=soasocnet
The best option is to simply try it online or (later, hopefully) in SPACEflight.