Towards the Virtual Enterprise in Food Industry

  • L. M. Camarinha-Matos
  • R. Carelli
  • J. Pellicer
  • M. Martín
Part of the IFIP — The International Federation for Information Processing book series (IFIPAICT)


The case for the development of the Virtual Enterprise concept in the Agribusiness sector is presented. Current tendencies and the strategy of an European — Latin American project (SCM+) are discussed. A preliminary Petri net model of the interactions in a food supply chain is illustrated as part of the approach to assess current situation and characterize the information infrastructure needs. Finally, a summary of the major functional requirements for a Virtual Enterprise reference architecture is presented.


Virtual enterprise supply chain Petri nets Agribusiness Electronic Commerce. 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • L. M. Camarinha-Matos
    • 1
  • R. Carelli
    • 2
  • J. Pellicer
    • 2
  • M. Martín
    • 2
  1. 1.Faculty of Sciences and TechnologyNew University of Lisbon and UninovaMonte CaparicaPortugal
  2. 2.Instituto de AutomáticaUniversidad Nacional de San JuanSan JuanArgentina

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