A Computer-Assisted VO Creation Framework

  • Luis M. Camarinha-Matos
  • Ana Inês Oliveira
  • Roberto Ratti
  • Damjan Demsar
  • Fabiano Baldo
  • Toni Jarimo
Part of the IFIP — The International Federation for Information Processing book series (IFIPAICT, volume 243)


Computer assistance in the process of creation of virtual organizations (VO) is an important condition for the possibility of having truly dynamic VOs, in response to collaboration opportunities in fast changing market contexts. A realistic approach to materialize agility in VO creation is defined with the assumption of a VO Breeding Environment (VBE) that guarantees the preparedness of its members to quickly get engaged in collaboration processes. A discussion of the process and a set of key functionalities towards a VO creation framework are presented in this context. The approach, architecture, and first results with such tools are described and challenges for future research are identified.


Multiagent System Potential Partner Virtual Organization Deontic Logic Collaborative Network 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Luis M. Camarinha-Matos
    • 1
    • 2
  • Ana Inês Oliveira
    • 2
  • Roberto Ratti
    • 3
  • Damjan Demsar
    • 4
  • Fabiano Baldo
    • 5
  • Toni Jarimo
    • 6
  1. 1.New University of LisbonPortugal
  2. 2.UNINOVAPortugal
  3. 3.TXT SolutionsItaly
  4. 4.Jozef Stefan InstituteSlovenia
  5. 5.Federal University of Santa CatarinaBrazil
  6. 6.VTT Technical Research Centre of FinlandFinland

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