© 1999

Infrastructures for Virtual Enterprises

Networking Industrial Enterprises IFIP TC5 WG5.3 / PRODNET Working Conference on Infrastructures for Virtual Enterprises (PRO-VE’99) October 27–28, 1999, Porto, Portugal

  • Luis M. Camarinha-Matos
  • Hamideh Afsarmanesh
Conference proceedings PRO-VE 1999

Part of the IFIP — The International Federation for Information Processing book series (IFIPAICT, volume 27)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. A Framework for Virtual Enterprises

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. L. M. Camarinha-Matos, H. Afsarmanesh
      Pages 3-14
    3. L. M. Camarinha-Matos, H. Afsarmanesh
      Pages 15-30
    4. H. Afsarmanesh, C. Garita, Y. Ugur, A. Frenkel, L. O. Hertzberger
      Pages 31-48
    5. L. M. Camarinha-Matos, C. P. Lima
      Pages 49-64
    6. A. Luís Osório, Manuel M. Barata, Pierre Gibon
      Pages 65-76
    7. António Brandão Moniz, Paula Urze
      Pages 77-94
  3. The Prodnet Infrastructure

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 95-95
    2. L. M. Camarinha-Matos, H. Afsarmanesh
      Pages 97-108
    3. L. M. Camarinha-Matos, H. Afsarmanesh
      Pages 109-126
    4. H. Afsarmanesh, C. Garita, Y. Ugur, A. Frenkel, L. O. Hertzberger
      Pages 127-146
    5. L. M. Camarinha-Matos, C. P. Lima
      Pages 147-166
    6. A. Luís Osório, Carlos Antunes, Manuel M. Barata
      Pages 167-186
    7. Pierre Gibon, Jean-François Clavier, Soizic Loison
      Pages 187-208
    8. Andreas Schreiber
      Pages 209-218
    9. L. M. Camarinha-Matos, V. Santos Silva, R. J. Rabelo
      Pages 219-232
    10. Thomas Mechlinski, Andreas Schreiber
      Pages 233-240
    11. Alexandra Augusta Pereira Klen, Ricardo J. Rabelo, Luiz Marcio Spinosa, Aureo Campos Ferreira
      Pages 241-258
    12. L. M. Camarinha-Matos, T. Cardoso
      Pages 259-278

About these proceedings


The area of virtual organizations, and industrial virtual enterprises in particular, is attracting a large and growing interest both in terms of the research and development and the implementation of new business practices. An ever-increasing number of international projects and national initiatives have been launched recently. Most of the earlier efforts are focused on the development of supporting infrastructures, although more and more initiatives now pursue the exploitation of this concept in business terms. Being a recent research and development area, and in spite of the mentioned interest, there is a lack of a structured and comprehensive text that can be used as a reference source. Most available literature is dispersed in several conference proceedings, journals, and book chapters. This book represents an attempt towards such structured text. Although the book was prepared in the framework of PRO-VE'99, a working conference on infrastructures for virtual enterprises organized by the Esprit project PRODNET II and IFIP, it has the goal of covering more generic VE requirements and addressing several other approaches and important aspects in this paradigm.


Motivation Scheduling Workflow business process business process management communication computer science electrical engineering information management modeling organization production proving service-oriented computing

Editors and affiliations

  • Luis M. Camarinha-Matos
    • 1
  • Hamideh Afsarmanesh
    • 2
  1. 1.New University of LisbonPortugal
  2. 2.University of AmsterdamThe Netherlands

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