© 2007

Establishing the Foundation of Collaborative Networks

IFIP TC 5 Working Group 5.5 Eighth IFIP Working Conference on Virtual Enterprises September 10–12, 2007, Guimarães, Portugal

  • Luis M. Camarinha-Matos
  • Hamideh Afsarmanesh
  • Paulo Novais
  • Cesar Analide


  • Most up-to-date research on collaborative networks”

Conference proceedings PRO-VE 2007

Part of the IFIP — The International Federation for Information Processing book series (IFIPAICT, volume 243)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Trust Aspects in Collaboration

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Simon Samwel Msanjila, Hamideh Afsarmanesh
      Pages 3-14
    3. Leandro Loss, Claudio Henrique Schons, Rosane Maria Neves, Iliane Luft Delavy, Iny Salete Chudzikiewicz, Ana Maria Cordeiro Vogt
      Pages 23-30
  3. Performance and Value Systems

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 31-31
    2. Ingo Westphal, Klaus-Dieter Thoben, Marcus Seifert
      Pages 33-42
    3. David Romero, Nathalie Galeano, Arturo Molina
      Pages 43-52
    4. Luis M. Camarinha-Matos, Patrícia Macedo
      Pages 53-64
  4. Collaboration Network Analysis

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 65-65
    2. Dario Antonelli, Agostino Villa
      Pages 67-74
    3. Vera Tolkacheva, Dmitry Ivanov, Alexander Arkhipov
      Pages 75-82
  5. VO Breeding Environment Enablers

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 91-91
    2. David Romero, Jorge Giraldo, Nathalie Galeano, Arturo Molina
      Pages 93-102
    3. Antonio P. Volpentesta, Salvatore Ammirato
      Pages 103-110
    4. Myrna Flores, Claudio Boer, Charles Huber, Adrian Plüss, Roger Schoch, Michel Pouly
      Pages 123-134
  6. Elements of Breeding Environments Management

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 135-135
    2. Dora Simões, Hugo Ferreira, António Lucas Soares
      Pages 137-146

About these proceedings


While today production and service provision constitute the main areas of application for Collaborative Networks (CNs) worldwide, during the last decade the paradigm is extending to many new application areas. These developments emphasize the need for establishing a sounder foundation for collaborative networks, namely in terms of theoretical principles and formal models, capturing the concepts, entities, behaviors, and operations of the CNs, and developing technology-independent infrastructure architectures, tools and methodologies.

As a new scientific discipline, research on different aspects of CNs is gaining momentum. As a result of many research projects and pilot applications, a large number of new challenges are identified everyday, in need of innovative solutions, which require holistic, multi-disciplinary approaches.

This book contains a number of selected articles from PRO-VE 2007, the eighth Working Conference on Virtual Enterprises held in Guimarães, Portugal, which was sponsored by the International Federation for Information Processing (IFIP) and the Society of Collaborative Networks (SOCOLNET). PRO-VE is well known as the most focused scientific and technical conference on Collaborative Networks, offering a major opportunity for the presentation and discussion of the latest research developments and industrial practice case studies. In line with the vision of IFIP and SOCOLNET societies, the PRO-VE Conference offers a forum for collaboration and knowledge exchange among experts from different regions of the world. With the steady growth of the PRO-VE community, this platform has offered a base for consolidation of the foundation of Collaborative Networks.

The articles included in this book represent a comprehensive overview of recent advances in various domains and lines of research and development on collaborative networks. There is a special emphasis on the CN topics related to trust aspects, performance and value systems, VO breeding environments, VO creation, e-contracting, collaborative architectures and frameworks, professional virtual communities, interoperability issues, business benefits, and case studies and applications in industry and services.

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Editors and affiliations

  • Luis M. Camarinha-Matos
    • 1
  • Hamideh Afsarmanesh
    • 2
  • Paulo Novais
    • 3
  • Cesar Analide
    • 3
  1. 1.Faculty of Science and TechnologyNew University of LisbonPortugal
  2. 2.Faculty of ScienceUniversity of AmsterdamThe Netherlands
  3. 3.Engineering SchoolUniversity of MinhoPortugal

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Establishing the Foundation of Collaborative Networks
  • Book Subtitle IFIP TC 5 Working Group 5.5 Eighth IFIP Working Conference on Virtual Enterprises September 10–12, 2007, Guimarães, Portugal
  • Editors Luis Camarinha-Matos
    Hamideh Afsarmanesh
    Paulo Novais
    Cesar Analide
  • Series Title IFIP — The International Federation for Information Processing
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information IFIP International Federation for Information Processing 2007
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Computer Science Computer Science (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-0-387-73797-3
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-4757-0564-5
  • eBook ISBN 978-0-387-73798-0
  • Series ISSN 1868-4238
  • Series E-ISSN 1868-422X
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XVI, 689
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Computer Systems Organization and Communication Networks
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