© 2005

Collaborative Networks and Their Breeding Environments

IFIP TC5 WG 5.5 Sixth IFIP Working Conference on VIRTUAL ENTERPRISES, 26–28 September, 2005, Valencia, Spain

  • Luis M. Camarinha-Matos
  • Hamideh Afsarmanesh
  • Angel Ortiz
Conference proceedings PRO-VE 2005

Part of the IFIP — The International Federation for Information Processing book series (IFIPAICT, volume 186)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Holistic Approaches to Collaborative Networks

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Luis M. Camarinha-Matos, Hamideh Afsarmanesh, Martin Ollus
      Pages 3-16
    3. Bob Roberts, Adomas Svirskas, Brian Matthews
      Pages 17-24
    4. Claudia-Melania Chituc, Americo Lopes Azevedo
      Pages 25-32
  3. Breeding Environments Management

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 33-33
    2. Hamideh Afsarmanesh, Luis M. Camarinha-Matos
      Pages 35-48
    3. Xavier Boucher, Emilie Lebureau
      Pages 57-66
  4. Vo Creation - Frameworks

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 67-67
    2. Luis M. Camarinha-Matos, Ivan Silveri, Hamideh Afsarmanesh, Ana Inês Oliveira
      Pages 69-80
    3. Ricardo Camacho, David Guerra, Nathalie Galeano, Arturo Molina
      Pages 81-88
    4. Antonio P. Volpentesta, Maurizio Muzzupappa
      Pages 89-96
  5. Vo Creation — Partners Selection

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 97-97
    2. Sobah Abbas Petersen
      Pages 109-116
    3. W. Mulder, P. H. H. Rongen, G. R. Meijer
      Pages 117-124
  6. Vo Creation - Optimization

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 125-125
    2. Toni Jarimo, Peter Ljubič, Iiro Salkari, Marko Bohanec, Nada Lavrač, Martin Žnidaršič et al.
      Pages 135-142

About these proceedings


Progress in collaborative networks continues showing a growing number of manifestations including virtual organizations, virtual enterprises, dynamic supply chains, professional virtual communities, collaborative virtual laboratories, etc. with a wide spectrum of application domains.  The realization that all these collaborative forms represent variations of a more general paradigm is leading to their consolidation into Collaborative Networks as a new scientific discipline.

This book contains selected articles from PRO-VE'05, the sixth working conference on virtual enterprises, which was sponsored by the International Federation for Information Processing (IFIP) and held in Valencia, Spain.  Being recognized as the most focused scientific / technical conference on Collaborative Networks, PRO-VE continues offering the opportunity for the presentation and discussion of both the latest research developments and practical application case studies.  Following the IFIP vision, PRO-VE offers a forum for collaboration and knowledge exchange among experts from different regions of the world.

The articles included in this book represent a comprehensive overview of recent advances in various domains and lines of development of collaborative networks.  Of particular relevance are the topics of holistic approaches and breeding environments management, creation and management of virtual organizations and professional virtual communications, performance measurement and management, benefit analysis, trust management, process modeling and meta-modeling, ICT infrastructures and support services, legal issues, and case studies.


ICT Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) analytic hierarchy process collaborative network organizations demand and supply networks e-commerce enterprise modeling holistic machine learning optimization organization performance indicators search engine marketing (SEM) tools virtual organizations

Editors and affiliations

  • Luis M. Camarinha-Matos
    • 1
  • Hamideh Afsarmanesh
    • 2
  • Angel Ortiz
    • 3
  1. 1.New University of LisbonPortugal
  2. 2.University of AmsterdamThe Netherlands
  3. 3.Polytechnic University of ValenciaSpain

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