The Journal of Supercomputing

, Volume 63, Issue 1, pp 107–125 | Cite as

Distributed workflow based approach for eliminating redundancy in virtual enterprising

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Abstract

The existence of redundancy is a serious problem in virtual enterprise in which a number of collaborating enterprises join together to manufacture and sell a class of product for a time-limited period. This paper proposes a new approach for detection and elimination of redundancy in virtual enterprises; the proposed approach is based on workflow and uses a Petri net for modeling and simulation of workflows. This paper also presents a working example as a proof of concept.

Keywords

Petri net Workflow Redundancy Virtual enterprising GPenSIM 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of StavangerStavangerNorway

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