Collaborative Business Ecosystems and Virtual Enterprises

IFIP TC5 / WG5.5 Third Working Conference on Infrastructures for Virtual Enterprises (PRO-VE’02) May 1–3, 2002, Sesimbra, Portugal

  • Luis M. Camarinha-Matos
Conference proceedings PRO-VE 2002

Part of the IFIP — The International Federation for Information Processing book series (IFIPAICT, volume 85)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Reference Models

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Martin Tølle, Peter Bernus, Johan Vesterager
      Pages 3-10
    3. F. Biennier, Xavier Boucher, Abdelkader Hammami, Lucien Vincent
      Pages 11-18
    4. Thomas Birkhölzer, Jürgen Vaupel
      Pages 27-34
  3. VE Creation Models

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 35-35
    2. Catherine Lackenby, Hamid Seddighi
      Pages 37-44
    3. Kerttuli Visuri, Marko Hakonen, Sari Kela, Sakari Pihlava, Casper Lassenius, Maria Paasivaara
      Pages 45-54
    4. Simon Field, Yigal Hoffner
      Pages 55-62
  4. Brokerage in Virtual Enterprises

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 63-63
    2. Paulo Ávila, Goran D. Putnik, Maria Manuela Cunha
      Pages 65-72
    3. Constantine Harbilas, Nikolaos Dragios, George Karetsos
      Pages 73-80
    4. Ricardo Mejía, Arturo Molina
      Pages 81-90
  5. Contract Management

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 91-91
    2. Heli Laurikkala, Kari Tanskanen
      Pages 93-100
    3. José Barata, L. M. Camarinha-Matos
      Pages 109-122
  6. Negotiation and Contracting

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 123-123
    2. Toshiya Kaihara, Susumu Fujii
      Pages 125-132
    3. Yigal Hoffner, Andreas Schade, Simon Field, Christian Facciorusso
      Pages 133-142
    4. Samuil Angelov, Paul Grefen
      Pages 143-150
  7. Workflow Management

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 151-151
    2. Karsten Schulz, Maria E. Orlowska
      Pages 153-160
    3. Cláudio R. M. Silva, José A. Soto, Manuel de Jesus Mendes
      Pages 161-168
    4. K. Baïna, F. Charoy, C. Godart, D. Grigori, S. el Hadri, H. Skaf et al.
      Pages 169-180
  8. Knowledge Management

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 191-191
    2. A. Felfernig, G. Friedrich, D. Jannach, M. Zanker, R. Schäfer
      Pages 193-200
    3. Alexander Maedche, Peter Weiß
      Pages 201-208
    4. Alexandra Galatescu, Taisia Greceanu
      Pages 209-216
  9. Order Planning and Optimization

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 217-217
    2. Abdelkader Hammami, Patrick Burlat, Xavier Boucher
      Pages 219-226
    3. Marcius F. Carvalho, Pythagoras G. Furtado
      Pages 227-236
    4. Américo Azevedo, César Toscano, Jorge P. Sousa
      Pages 237-244
  10. Enterprise Modeling Frameworks

  11. Infrastructure Requirements

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 281-281
    2. Joël Bacquet, Franco Naccari
      Pages 283-292
    3. Ph. Beaune, F. Biennier, E. Marcon
      Pages 303-310
    4. Erik van Busschbach, Bram Pieterse, Arian Zwegers
      Pages 311-326
  12. Support Infrastructures

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 327-327
    2. Chris P. Rainsford, Michael D. Goldsmith, Paul Prekop
      Pages 329-336
    3. Giordana Bonini, Vania Bicocchi, Flavio Bonfatti, Paola Daniela Monari
      Pages 337-344
    4. Frank Lillehagen, Einar Dehli, Lasse Fjeld, John Krogstie, Håvard Dingstad Jørgensen
      Pages 353-360

About these proceedings


Towards collaborative business ecosystems Last decade was fertile in the emerging of new collaboration mechanisms and forms of dynamic virtual organizations, leading to the concept of dynamic business ecosystem, which is supported (or induced ?) by the progress of the ubiquitous I pervasive computing and networking. The new technologies, collaborative business models, and organizational forms supported by networking tools "invade" all traditional businesses and organizations what requires thinking in terms of whole systems, i. e. seeing each business as part of a wider economic ecosystem and environment. It is also becoming evident that the agile formation of very dynamic virtual organizations depends on the existence of a proper longer-term "embedding" or "nesting" environment (e. g. regional industry cluster), in order to guarantee certain basic requirements such as trust building ("Trusting your partner" is a gradual and long process); common interoperability, ontology, and distributed collaboration infrastructures; agreed business practices (requiring substantial engineering Ire-engineering efforts); a sense of community ("we vs. the others"), and some sense of stability (when is a dynamic state or a stationary state useful). The more frequent situation is the case in which this "nesting" environment is formed by organizations located in a common region, although geography is not a major facet when cooperation is supported by computer networks.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Luis M. Camarinha-Matos
    • 1
  1. 1.Faculty of Sciences and TechnologyNew University of LisbonPortugal

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  • Copyright Information IFIP International Federation for Information Processing 2002
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
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  • Print ISBN 978-1-4757-4789-8
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  • Series Print ISSN 1868-4238
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