Advances in Networked Enterprises: Virtual Organizations, Balanced Automation, and Systems Integration

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Luis M. Camarinha-Matos, Hamideh Afsarmanesh, Heinz-H. Erbe
Springer Science & Business Media, Sep 30, 2000 - Computers - 484 pages
New market trends and the emergence of the so-called Internet-based `new economy' are leading companies to new forms of organization, mostly relying on privileged cooperation links. Nowadays, most manufacturing processes are not carried out by single enterprises. Rather, organizations feel the need to focus on their core competencies and join efforts with others, in order to fulfill the requirements of new products/services demanded by the global market. In a cooperative networked organization, every enterprise is just a node that adds some value to the process; namely, a step in the manufacturing/supply chain. Furthermore, manufacturing companies increasingly encompass what has typically been regarded as the domain of the service sector. They try to establish long-term relationships with their customers, in order to service their needs around a manufactured product. For these reasons, the area of virtual organizations and industrial virtual enterprises is attracting growing interest in terms of research and development, and implementation approaches for new business practices.
The main emphasis of this book is on virtual enterprises and other networked organizations, with special focus on: supporting infrastructures and management of distributed business processes, intelligent multi-agent systems, knowledge management, human interfaces, and socio-economical aspects. Also included in the book are related topics on automation, both in manufacturing and transportation. Special attention is assigned to the fact that advances in information technology and new organizational paradigms will be used not only to induce new economic structures, but also to help a sustainable migration of existing systems towards the new economy. When electronic business initiatives attract such widespread attention, it is important to conciliate the `old' and `new' economies under a balanced perspective.
Advances in Networked Enterprises is essential reading for researchers and engineering students in production engineering, computer science, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, industrial sociology, and transportation, as well as for engineers and practitioners in manufacturing and transportation systems organization and planning.
 

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Contents

SUPPORTING BUSINESS PROCESS MANAGEMENT AND COORDINATION IN A VIRTUAL ENTERPRISE
3
TOWARDS FOCUSED MARKETS OF RESOURCES FOR AGILE VIRTUAL ENTERPRISE INTEGRATION
15
SYSTEM ARCHITECTURES FOR MANUFACTURING COORDINATION IN COMPLEX SUPPLY NETWORKS
25
INFORMATION MANAGEMENT IN VIRTUAL ENTERPRISES
35
FEDERATED QUERY PROCESSING FOR DISTRIBUTED PROCESS COORDINATION IN VIRTUAL ENTERPRISES
37
AN INTERNET SOLUTION FOR VIRTUAL ENTERPRISES BASED ON AN OBJECTORIENTED REALTIME DATABASE
51
ENTERPRISE ENGINEERING AND INTEGRATION IN THE GLOBAL ENVIRONMENT
61
DISTRIBUTED PRODUCTION IN VIRTUAL ENTERPRISES
71
HUMAN INTERFACES
267
CONCEPT SHARING BETWEEN HUMAN AND INTERFACE AGENT UNDER TIME CRITICALITY
269
VIRTUAL REALITY USER INTERFACE FOR AUTONOMOUS PRODUCTION
279
DESIGN OF DEADLOCK AVOIDANCE COMPENSATORS FOR ANTHROPOCENTRIC PRODUCTION SYSTEMS
287
PRODUCTION SCHEDULING
295
INTEGRATION OF MAINTENANCE CONSTRAINTS IN SCHEDULING FUZZY MODELLING AND MULTIAGENT APPROACH
297
AUTONOMOUS MULTIAGENTS ARCHITECTURE FOR CONTROL OF MANUFACTURING SYSTEMS
305
A GENETIC ALGORITHM FOR THE DYNAMIC SINGLE MACHINE SCHEDULING PROBLEM
315

ENACTING DYNAMIC DISTRIBUTION NETWORKS THE DAMASCOS PROJECT
73
FOR A SMART COORDINATION OF DISTRIBUTED BUSINESS PROCESSES
81
DISTRIBUTED PRODUCTION WITH SPECIFICATIONGENERATED PROCESSES
91
CREATION OF VIRTUAL ENTERPRISES
101
VIRTUAL PRODUCTION NETWORK CONFIGURATION ACSAPPROACH AND TOOLS
103
VIRTUAL INDUSTRY CLUSTERS FOUNDATION TO CREATE VIRTUAL ENTERPRISES
111
A METHOD FOR IDENTIFYING AND EVALUATING CORE COMPETENCIES CONSTITUENT SKILLS FOR VIRTUAL INDUSTRY CLUSTERS
121
COOPERATIVE WORK
129
USING MULTIVERSION WEB SERVERS FOR DATABASED SYNCHRONIZATION OF COOPERATIVE WORK
131
EVALUATION OF WORKFLOW MANAGEMENT TECHNOLOGY FOR THE COORDINATION OF TELEWORK
141
LEARNING PROCESSES IN NETWORKED ENTERPRISES
151
MULTIAGENT SYSTEMS
159
ADAPTIVE MOBILE AGENTS ENHANCED FLEXIBILITY IN INTERNETBASED REMOTE OPERATION
161
ACQUAINTANCE MODEL IN REPLANNING AND RECONFIGURATION
175
MULTIAGENT BASED SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT WITH MARKET EMERGENCE PHENOMENON
187
ECONOMIC ASPECTS OF NEW INFRASTRUCTURES
197
THE DELTA MODEL A FRAMEWORK FOR THE EFFECTIVE IMPLEMENTATION OF IT TO ENABLE ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGE
199
ECONOMIC EVALUATION OF DELAYS REDUCTION A GLOBAL APPROACH
213
ECOMMERCE THE VIRTUAL BATTLEFIELD
227
HUMAN AND SOCIAL ASPECTS
235
IMPLEMENTATION METHODOLOGY OF COMPLEX MANUFACTURING ENVIRONMENT IN A BROWNFIELD SITE
237
COMPLEX OBJECTS AND ANTHROPOCENTRIC SYSTEMS DESIGN
249
BALANCING AUTOMATION AND HUMAN WORK IN ENVIRONMENT ORIENTED STUDENT PROJECTS
259
KNOWLEDGE AND INFORMATION MANAGEMENT
325
MULTIAGENT SYSTEMS AND ENTERPRISE MODELING
327
KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT IN A DISTRIBUTED ORGANISATION
339
INTEGRATED PRODUCT DATA MANAGEMENT BASED ON A UNIFORM USER INTERFACE
349
INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY IN TRANSPORTATION
359
EVALUATING VISUAL DISPLAY DESIGNS IN VEHICLES ADVANTAGES AND DISADVANTAGES OF THE OCCLUSION TECHNIQUE
361
OBJECTIVE EVALUATION OF THE COMPLEXITY OF USAGE FOR CAR INFOTAINMENT SYSTEMS
369
HUMAN INTERFACE FOR HEART RATE CONTROL DURING BICYCLE ERGOMETER EXERCISE
377
AUTOMATION AND CONTROL
389
MODELING AND CONTROL OF AN OMNIDIRECTIONAL MOBILE ROBOT
391
CMC MACHINE RULED SURFACE INTERPOLATION A NEURAL NETWORK APPROACH FOR CHEAP PROCESSING
403
VARIOUS APPROACHES IN CLASSIFICATION OF TECHNICAL PROCESSES
411
SENSORS AND AUTOMATION
419
A SIMPLE HANDEYE CALIBRATION METHOD FOR A 3D LASER RANGE SENSOR
421
ADVANCED MICROWAVE SENSOR BASED CONTROL CONCEPT FOR CONCRETE PRODUCTION
431
ELECTRICAL ENERGY CONSERVATION IN A COMMERCIAL BUILDING WITH SYSTEMS AUTOMATION
439
SIMULATION
449
INTEGRATING MANUFACTURING SIMULATION TOOLS USING DISTRIBUTED OBJECT TECHNOLOGY
451
SIMULATION OF AGENTBASED CONTROLLED PRODUCTION NETWORKS BY DISTRIBUTED SIMULATION MODELS
461
MULTIMODELLING AND SIMULATION THE FIRST STEP IN THE IMPLEMENTATION OF AN AUTOMATION PROJECT IN A SME
471
AUTHORS INDEX
483
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