Evolving Virtue

  • Alessandro D’Atri
  • Amihai Motro
Part of the IFIP — The International Federation for Information Processing book series (IFIPAICT, volume 243)


One of the most attractive aspects of virtual enterprises is their agility: the inherent ability to adapt and evolve in response to changing market conditions. Evolving VirtuE is a formal framework within which such agility can be realized. Through the concepts of enterprise time, activity logging, and log mining, the recent behavior and performance of an enterprise may be studied, and corresponding evolutionary steps can be induced. These steps may be intended to benefit the operation of individual enterprise members, as well the enterprise as a whole. In addition, we examine enterprise creation, a period of rapid evolution that concludes when the enterprise reaches stability and begins transacting its business activities.


Production Plan Virtual Organization Collaborative Network Constitutional Rule Virtual Enterprise 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Alessandro D’Atri
    • 1
  • Amihai Motro
    • 2
  1. 1.CeRSILUISS “Guido Carli” University RomaItaly
  2. 2.CS DepartmentGeorge Mason UniversityFairfaxUSA

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