© 1997

Re-engineering for Sustainable Industrial Production

Proceedings of the OE/IFIP/IEEE International Conference on Integrated and Sustainable Industrial Production Lisbon, Portugal, May 1997

  • Luis M. Camarinha-Matos

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Invited Talks

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Doumeingts, Malhene
      Pages 3-12
    3. B. Andries, L. Gelders
      Pages 26-47
    4. A. K. Bejczy
      Pages 48-60
  3. Virtual Enterprises I

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 61-61
    2. Ingrid Hunt, Alexandra Augusta Pereira Klen, Jiangang Zhang
      Pages 63-72
    3. L. M. Camarinha-Matos, R. Carelli, J. Pellicer, M. Martín
      Pages 73-84
  4. Virtual Enterprises II

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 85-85
    2. F. Bonfatti, P. D. Monari, R. Montanari
      Pages 87-98
    3. A. Grilo, L. T. Almeida, M. P. Betts
      Pages 99-106
    4. António Lucas Soares, Jorge Pinho de Sousa, Américo Lopes Azevedo, João Augusto Bastos
      Pages 107-118
  5. Learning and Genetic Algorithms

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 119-119
    2. H. Afsarmanesh, L. M. Camarinha-Matos, F. J. Martinelli
      Pages 121-140
    3. Rui Araújo, A. T. de Almeida
      Pages 141-150
    4. K. Mesghouni, P. Pesin, S. Hammadi, C. Tahon, P. Borne
      Pages 151-160
  6. Mechatronics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 161-161
    2. F. M. Pereira da Silva, J. A. Tenreiro Machado
      Pages 163-176
    3. Luís F. Baptista, José M. G. Sá da Costa
      Pages 177-184

About this book


In today's changing world, enterprises need to survive in an ever volatile competitive market environment. Their success will depend on the strategies they practice and adopt. Every year, new ideas and concepts are emerging in order for companies to become successful enterprises. Cross Border Enterprises is the new 'hot' topic arising in the business process world at present. Many terms have been coined together and are being driven in the popular business press to describe this new strategy of conducting business, ie. Extended Enterprise (Browne et al. , 1995; O'Neill and Sacket, 1994; Busby and Fan, 1993; Caskey, 1995), Virtual Enterprise (Goldmann and Preiss, 1991; Parunak, 1994; Goranson, 1995; Doumeingts et al. , 1995), Seamless Enterprise (Harrington, 1995), Inter-Enterprise Networking (Browne et al. , 1993), Dynamic Enterprise (Weston, 1996) and so on. Many people have argued that they mean the same thing, just using different words. Others feel they are different. But how different are they? In this paper the authors will present some basic lines required from this new strategy for conducting and coordinating distributed business processes (DBP), as well as trying to clarify the particularities of two of the widest spread terms related to it: Virtual and Extended Enterprise. 2 CLUSTERS OF PRESSURES The business world currently faces an increased trend towards globalisation, environmentally benign production and customisation of products and processes, forcing individual enterprises to work together across the value chain in order to cope with market influences.


Computer-Aided Manufacturing (CAM) Feder Management Sensor Simulation Technologie automation design mechatronics modeling optimization production strategy

Editors and affiliations

  • Luis M. Camarinha-Matos
    • 1
  1. 1.New University of LisbonLisbonPortugal

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Re-engineering for Sustainable Industrial Production
  • Book Subtitle Proceedings of the OE/IFIP/IEEE International Conference on Integrated and Sustainable Industrial Production Lisbon, Portugal, May 1997
  • Authors Luis M. Camarinha-Matos
  • Series Title IFIP — The International Federation for Information Processing
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag US 1997
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-0-412-79950-1
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-4757-6385-0
  • eBook ISBN 978-0-387-35086-8
  • Series ISSN 1868-4238
  • Series E-ISSN 1868-422X
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XIII, 535
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Mechanical Engineering
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