Statistical Analysis of Organizational Communication Network Abstracted from Workflow Logs

Song-lin YANG, Hong-zhong DENG, Jing-shu WU


As a highly abstraction of real system, complex network provides a vital means for the study on systems. Taking ‘university’ as an example of social organization systems, this paper investigate the organizational communication network abstracted from workflow logs in Office Automation System of a university. First, a descriptive statistic of the workflow log records for each department in the university is presented. Then, we regard the number of users' message-workflow as node degree while the total number of users' interaction as weight of edge. It is found that the organizational communication network has a small world attribute, and the division of the community is consistent with the division of the department.


Organizational communication network, Workflow logs, Statistics


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