© 2004

Processes and Foundations for Virtual Organizations

IFIP TC5 / WG5.5 Fourth Working Conference on Virtual Enterprises (PRO-VE’03) October 29–31, 2003, Lugano, Switzerland

  • Luis M. Camarinha-Matos
  • Hamideh Afsarmanesh
Book PRO-VE 2003

Part of the IFIP — The International Federation for Information Processing book series (IFIPAICT, volume 134)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Research Challenges for Advanced VO

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Norman G. Roth, Stephen Evans
      Pages 15-22
    3. António Lucas Soares, Jorge Pinho de Sousa, Francisco Barbedo
      Pages 23-30
  3. Roadmaps for Collaborative Networks

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 31-31
    2. Luis M. Camarinha-Matos, Hamideh Afsarmanesh
      Pages 33-46
    3. Hans Schaffers, Amnon Ribak, Volker Tschammer
      Pages 47-54
  4. Partners Evaluation and Selection

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 63-63
    2. R. J. Rabelo, M. S. Wangham, R. Schmidt, J. S. Fraga
      Pages 65-72
    3. Stamatios Tsakopoulos, Albert Bokma, Valentina Plekhanova
      Pages 73-84
    4. Sobah Abbas Petersen, Geir J. Husøy, Edgar Karlsen, Mihhail Matskin
      Pages 85-92
  5. Breeding Environments

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 93-93
    2. Adrian Plüss, Charles Huber
      Pages 95-102
    3. Wilson Lau, Yanming Li, Siham Sinaceur
      Pages 111-120
  6. Formation of Collaborative Networks

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 121-121
    2. Roxana Belecheanu, Kulwant S. Pawar, Johann c. k. h. Riedel, Roberto Santoro, Marco Conte
      Pages 123-134
    3. Yigal Hoffner
      Pages 135-144

About this book


Processes and Foundations for Virtual Organizations contains selected articles from PRO-VE'03, the Fourth Working Conference on Virtual Enterprises, which was sponsored by the International Federation for Information Processing (IFIP) and held in Lugano, Switzerland in October 2003. This fourth edition includes a rich set of papers revealing the progress and achievements in the main current focus areas:

-VO breeding environments;
-Formation of collaborative networked organizations;
-Ontologies and knowledge management;
-Process models and interoperability;
-Multi-agent approaches.

In spite of many valid contributions in these areas, many research challenges remain. This is clearly stated in a number of papers suggesting a new research agenda and strategic research roadmaps for advanced virtual organizations.
With the selected papers included in this book, PRO-VE pursues its double mission as a forum for presentation and discussion of achievements as well as a place to discuss and suggest new directions and research strategies.


E-Business Feder Internet Peer development knowledge management linear optimization modeling organization

Editors and affiliations

  • Luis M. Camarinha-Matos
    • 1
  • Hamideh Afsarmanesh
    • 2
  1. 1.New University of LisbonPortugal
  2. 2.University of AmsterdamThe Netherlands

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