Processes and Foundations for Virtual Organizations

IFIP TC5 / WG5.5 Fourth Working Conference on Virtual Enterprises (PRO-VE’03) October 29–31, 2003, Lugano, Switzerland

  • Luis M. Camarinha-Matos
  • Hamideh Afsarmanesh
Book PRO-VE 2003

Part of the IFIP — The International Federation for Information Processing book series (IFIPAICT, volume 134)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Research Challenges for Advanced VO

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Norman G. Roth, Stephen Evans
      Pages 15-22
    3. António Lucas Soares, Jorge Pinho de Sousa, Francisco Barbedo
      Pages 23-30
  3. Roadmaps for Collaborative Networks

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 31-31
    2. Luis M. Camarinha-Matos, Hamideh Afsarmanesh
      Pages 33-46
    3. Hans Schaffers, Amnon Ribak, Volker Tschammer
      Pages 47-54
  4. Partners Evaluation and Selection

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 63-63
    2. R. J. Rabelo, M. S. Wangham, R. Schmidt, J. S. Fraga
      Pages 65-72
    3. Stamatios Tsakopoulos, Albert Bokma, Valentina Plekhanova
      Pages 73-84
    4. Sobah Abbas Petersen, Geir J. Husøy, Edgar Karlsen, Mihhail Matskin
      Pages 85-92
  5. Breeding Environments

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 93-93
    2. Adrian Plüss, Charles Huber
      Pages 95-102
    3. Wilson Lau, Yanming Li, Siham Sinaceur
      Pages 111-120
  6. Formation of Collaborative Networks

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 121-121
    2. Roxana Belecheanu, Kulwant S. Pawar, Johann c. k. h. Riedel, Roberto Santoro, Marco Conte
      Pages 123-134
    3. Yigal Hoffner
      Pages 135-144
    4. Ángel Ortiz Bas, Rubén Darío Franco, Marc Alba
      Pages 145-152
  7. Networked Enterprise Models

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 153-153
    2. Ali Zaidat, Lucien Vincent, Xavier Boucher
      Pages 155-162
    3. Jens Eschenbaecher, Sonja Ellmann
      Pages 163-170
  8. Support Infrastructures

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 179-179
    2. C. Garita, H. Afsarmanesh, O. Unal, L. O. Hertzberger
      Pages 181-190
    3. Qi Hao, Weiming Shen, Giuseppe Stecca, Lihui Wang
      Pages 191-200
    4. Schahram Dustdar, Harald Gall
      Pages 201-208
  9. Infrastructures for New Collaborative Forms

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 209-209
    2. Hamideh Afsarmanesh, Víctor Guevara Masís, L. O. Hertzberger
      Pages 211-220
    3. A. Luís Osório, M. Martins Barata, Arnaldo J. Abrantes, J. Sales Gomes, Gastão C. Jacquet
      Pages 221-230
    4. A. Luís Osório, Arnaldo J. Abrantes, Jorge C. Gonçalves, Paulo Araújo, J. Miguel Machado, Gastão C. Jacquet et al.
      Pages 231-240
  10. Multi-Agent Approaches in VO

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 241-241
    2. Vladimír Mařík, Michal Pěchouček
      Pages 243-252
    3. George Rzevski, Peter Skobelev, Sergey Batishchev, Artem Orlov
      Pages 253-260
  11. Ontologies and Infrastructures

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 279-279
    2. Dag Karlsen, Frank Lillehagen, Dag Runar Elvekrok
      Pages 281-288
    3. Tatiana Gavrilova, Vladimir Gorovoy
      Pages 289-296
    4. Peter Weiß, Alexander Maedche
      Pages 297-304
  12. Ontologies and Semantic Interoperability

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 305-305
    2. Nuno Silva, João Rocha, José Cardoso
      Pages 315-322
  13. Cooperation and Knowledge Management

About this book


Processes and Foundations for Virtual Organizations contains selected articles from PRO-VE'03, the Fourth Working Conference on Virtual Enterprises, which was sponsored by the International Federation for Information Processing (IFIP) and held in Lugano, Switzerland in October 2003. This fourth edition includes a rich set of papers revealing the progress and achievements in the main current focus areas:

-VO breeding environments;
-Formation of collaborative networked organizations;
-Ontologies and knowledge management;
-Process models and interoperability;
-Multi-agent approaches.

In spite of many valid contributions in these areas, many research challenges remain. This is clearly stated in a number of papers suggesting a new research agenda and strategic research roadmaps for advanced virtual organizations.
With the selected papers included in this book, PRO-VE pursues its double mission as a forum for presentation and discussion of achievements as well as a place to discuss and suggest new directions and research strategies.


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Editors and affiliations

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

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information IFIP International Federation for Information Processing 2004
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4757-6295-2
  • Online ISBN 978-0-387-35704-1
  • Series Print ISSN 1868-4238
  • Series Online ISSN 1868-422X
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