Collaborative Networks and Their Breeding Environments: IFIP TC 5 WG 5.5 Sixth IFIP Working Conference on VIRTUAL ENTERPRISES, 26-28 September 2005, Valencia, Spain

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Luis M. Camarinha-Matos, Hamideh Afsarmanesh, Angel Ortiz
Springer Science & Business Media, Aug 31, 2005 - Business & Economics - 607 pages
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Progress in collaborative networks continues showing a growing number of manifestations and has led to the acceptance of Collaborative Networks (CN) as a new scientific discipline.  Contributions to CN coming from multiple reference disciplines has been extensively investigated.  In fact developments in CN have benefited from contributions of multiple areas, namely computer science, computer engineering, communications and networking, management, economy, social sciences, law and ethics, etc.  Furthermore, some theories and paradigms defined elsewhere have been suggested by several research groups as promising tools to help define and characterize emerging collaborative organizational forms.  Although still at the beginning of a long way to go, there is a growing awareness in the research and academic world, for the need to establish a stronger theoretical foundation for this new discipline and a number of recent works are contributing to this goal.

From a utilitarian perspective, agility has been pointed out as one of the most appealing characteristics of collaborative networks to face the challenges of a fast changing socio-economic context.  However, during the last years it became more evident that finding the right partners and establishing the necessary preconditions for starting an effective collaboration process are both costly and time consuming activities, and therefore an inhibitor of the aimed agility.  Among others, obstacles include lack of information (e.g. non-availability of catalogs with normalized profiles of organizations) and lack of preparedness of organizations to join the collaborative process.  Overcoming the mismatches resulting from the heterogeneity of potential partners (e.g. differences in infrastructures, corporate culture, methods of work, and business practices) requires considerable investment.  Building trust, a pre-requisite for any effective collaboration, is not straight forward and requires time.  Therefore the effective creation of truly dynamic collaborative networks requires a proper context in which potential members are prepared to rapidly get engaged in collaborative processes.  The concept of breeding environment has thus emerged as an important facilitator for wider dissemination of collaborative networks and their practical materialization.

The PRO-VE'05 held in Valencia, Spain, continues the 6th event in a series of successful working conferences on virtual enterprises.  This book includes selected papers from that conference and should become a valuable tool to all of those interested in the advances and challenges of collaborative networks. 

 

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Contents

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REQUEST BASED VIRTUAL ORGANISATIONS RBVO1
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H Aflarmanesh L M CamarinhaMatos
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AN APPROACH TO MODELING COLLABORATIVE
49
TOWARDS A FRAMEWORK FOR CREATION OF DYNAMIC VIRTUAL
68
THE FORMATION OF COLLABORATIVE CHAINS FOR CONCEPTUAL
89
S A Petersen
109
A MULTICRITERIA MATHEMATICAL PROGRAMMING MODEL
126
A FOLDING SYNTAX FOR SEMANTIC MODELING
355
TOWARDS A METAMODEL FOR COLLABORATIVE CONSTRUCTION
361
QUANTITATIVE MODELS OF COLLABORATIVE NETWORKS
387
THE ORGANIZATION AND BUSINESS MODEL OF A SOFTWARE
405
MOBILE AND LOCATIONAWARE WORKPLACES AND GLOBAL
425
OPEN MULTITECHNOLOGY SERVICE ORIENTED ARCHITECTURE
441
ENHANCING SUPPLY CHAIN COORDINATION BY MEANS OF
447
ESERVICES INTEROPERABILITY ANALYSIS AND ROADMAP
455

HIERARCHICAL MULTIATTRIBUTE DECISION SUPPORT
135
I5 A MULTICRITERIA DECISION SUPPORT SYSTEM FOR
143
TRUST BUILDING FOR SMES THROUGH AN EENGINEERING
157
NETWORKED ORGANIZATIONS
167
Pollmann E C Lupu N Tuptuk S Wesner L Schubert 19 A SECURE MODEL TO ESTABLISH TRUST RELATIONSHIPS IN
183
CHARACTERIZING VIRTUAL ORGANIZATIONS AND THEIR
192
HUMAN SUPERVISED VIRTUAL ORGANIZATION
229
A MAS SCHEDULER
239
AN APPROACH FOR THE ASCERTAINMENT OF PROFIT SHARES
256
H Jcihn M Fischer M Zimmermann 27 NETWORK ANALYSIS OF TERRORISM DEFENSE ORGANIZATIONS 257
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PERFORMANCE INDICATORS BASED ON COLLABORATION
273
A PERFORMANCE MEASUREMENT SYSTEM FOR VIRTUAL
285
VIRTUAL SCORECARD AS A DECISIONMAKING TOOL
293
TOWARDS PERFORMANCE MEASUREMENT IN VIRTUAL
301
GLOBAL PERFORMANCE MANAGEMENT FOR SMALL
312
Alba L Diez E Olmos R Rodriguez 33 COMBINING STRATEGIC OPERATIONAL AND FINANCIAL 313
321
Walters 34 PERCEPTIONS OF VALUE THAT SUSTAIN COLLABORATIVE
329
A METAMETHODOLOGY PROTOTYPE FOR COLLABORATIVE
339
F EATUREBASED ANALYSIS FRAMEWORK
467
EBUSINESS SOFTWARE EVALUATION
475
EXPERIMENTS ON GRID COMPUTING FOR VERELATED
483
TECHNOLOGY INFRASTRUCTURE FOR VIRTUAL ORGANISATION
493
LEGAL SECURITY AND CREDIBILITY IN AGENT BASED VIRTUAL
502
LEGAL RISK ANALYSIS WITH RESPECT TO IPR IN
513
INSTITUTIONAL SERVICES FOR DYNAMIC VIRTUAL
521
DIFFERENT VIEW OF LEARNING AND KNOWLEDGE CREATION
531
NETWORKS
539
COLLABORATION IN VIRTUAL ORGANISATIONS
547
COLLABORATIVE NETWORKS IN TRANSPORTATION
557
Osori0 L M CamarinhaMatos J S Games 60 TOWARDS A VIRTUAL ENTERPRISE FOR PASSENGER 559
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F GuidiPolanco C Cubillos G Menga
577
BUILDING AN INTEGRATED PANEUROPEAN NEWS DISTRIBUTION
587
SUCCESS AND FAILURE FACTORS OF COLLABORATIVE
597
AUTHOR INDEX
605
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