© 2004

Virtual Enterprises and Collaborative Networks

IFIP 18th World Computer Congress TC5 / WG5.5 - 5th Working Conference on Virtual Enterprises 22–27 August 2004 Toulouse, France

  • Luis M. Camarinha-Matos
Conference proceedings PRO-VE 2004

Part of the IFIP International Federation for Information Processing book series (IFIPAICT, volume 149)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Research Trends in Collaborative Networks

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Luis M. Camarinha-Matos, Hamideh Afsarmanesh
      Pages 3-16
    3. Joël Bacquet, Peter Fatelnig, Jesus Villasante, Arian Zwegers
      Pages 17-24
  3. Modeling Enterprise Networks

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 25-25
    2. Cheol-Han Kim, Young-Jun Son, Tae-Young Kim, Kwangsoo Kim
      Pages 27-34
    3. Ali Zaidat, Lucien Vincent, Xavier Boucher
      Pages 35-42
    4. Peter Weiß, Wolffried Stucky
      Pages 43-50
  4. Modeling Methodologies for Collaborative Networks

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 51-51
    2. Yigal Hoffner, Simon Field, Christian Facciorusso
      Pages 53-62
    3. Nuno Álvares-Ribeiro, ÂAngelo Martins, João José Pinto Ferreira
      Pages 63-70
  5. Distributed Business Processes

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 79-79
    2. F. Biennier, J. Favrel
      Pages 97-104
  6. Multi-Agent Models in Collaborative Networks

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 105-105
    2. Daria Bernardi, Giuseppe Confessore, Giuseppe Stecca
      Pages 107-114
    3. Francisco Andrade, José Neves, Paulo Novais, José Machado
      Pages 123-132

About these proceedings


Collaborative Network Organizations (CNO) corresponds to a very active and steadily growing area. For instance, Virtual enterprises/Virtual Organizations (PVC) suggest new ways of work and put the emphasis on collaborative networks of human actors.

Further to these main lines, other collaborative forms and patterns of collaborative behavior are emerging, not only in industry, but also in service sector, as well as governmental and non-government social organizations, e.g. the collaborative networks for rescue tasks in disaster situations, time bank organizations, etc.

The concept of breeding environment is now understood as a fundamental entity to enable dynamic collaborative organizations.


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Editors and affiliations

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

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