Establishing the Foundation of Collaborative Networks

IFIP TC 5 Working Group 5.5 Eighth IFIP Working Conference on Virtual Enterprises September 10–12, 2007, Guimarães, Portugal

  • Luis M. Camarinha-Matos
  • Hamideh Afsarmanesh
  • Paulo Novais
  • Cesar Analide
Conference proceedings PRO-VE 2007

Part of the IFIP — The International Federation for Information Processing book series (IFIPAICT, volume 243)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Trust Aspects in Collaboration

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Simon Samwel Msanjila, Hamideh Afsarmanesh
      Pages 3-14
    3. Leandro Loss, Claudio Henrique Schons, Rosane Maria Neves, Iliane Luft Delavy, Iny Salete Chudzikiewicz, Ana Maria Cordeiro Vogt
      Pages 23-30
  3. Performance and Value Systems

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 31-31
    2. Ingo Westphal, Klaus-Dieter Thoben, Marcus Seifert
      Pages 33-42
    3. David Romero, Nathalie Galeano, Arturo Molina
      Pages 43-52
    4. Luis M. Camarinha-Matos, Patrícia Macedo
      Pages 53-64
  4. Collaboration Network Analysis

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 65-65
    2. Dario Antonelli, Agostino Villa
      Pages 67-74
    3. Vera Tolkacheva, Dmitry Ivanov, Alexander Arkhipov
      Pages 75-82
  5. VO Breeding Environment Enablers

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 91-91
    2. David Romero, Jorge Giraldo, Nathalie Galeano, Arturo Molina
      Pages 93-102
    3. Antonio P. Volpentesta, Salvatore Ammirato
      Pages 103-110
    4. Myrna Flores, Claudio Boer, Charles Huber, Adrian Plüss, Roger Schoch, Michel Pouly
      Pages 123-134
  6. Elements of Breeding Environments Management

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 135-135
    2. Dora Simões, Hugo Ferreira, António Lucas Soares
      Pages 137-146
    3. Benjamin Rensmann, Hans Weigand, Zheng Zhao, Virginia Dignum, Frank Dignum, Marcel Hiel
      Pages 155-162
  7. VO Creation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 163-163
    2. Luis M. Camarinha-Matos, Ana Inês Oliveira, Roberto Ratti, Damjan Demsar, Fabiano Baldo, Toni Jarimo
      Pages 165-178
    3. Damjan Demšar, Igor Mozetič, Nada Lavrač
      Pages 179-186
    4. Fabiano Baldo, Ricardo J. Rabelo, Rolando V. Vallejos
      Pages 187-196
    5. José António Crispim, Jorge Pinho de Sousa
      Pages 197-206
  8. e-Contracting in Collaborative Network Scenarios

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 207-207
    2. Lai Xu, Paul de Vrieze
      Pages 209-216
    3. Francisco Andrade, Paulo Novais, José Machado, José Neves
      Pages 217-224
    4. Claudia Cevenini, Giuseppe Contissa, Migle Laukyte
      Pages 225-232
    5. Michael Conrad, Christian Funk, Oliver Raabe, Oliver Waldhorst
      Pages 233-240
  9. Learning and Inheritance in VO

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 241-241
    2. Leandro Loss, Alexandra A. Pereira-Klen, Ricardo J. Rabelo
      Pages 243-252
    3. Iris Karvonen, Iiro Salkari, Martin Ollus
      Pages 253-262
    4. Raúl Rodríguez, Pedro Gómez, Rubén Darío Franco, Angel Ortiz
      Pages 263-270
  10. Architectures for Collaboration

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 271-271
    2. João Certo, Nuno Lau, Luís Paulo Reis
      Pages 273-282
    3. AbdulMutalib Masaud-Wahaishi, Hamada Ghenniwa, Weiming Shen
      Pages 283-290
    4. Isabel Praça, Hugo Morais, Marílio Cardoso, Carlos Ramos, Zita Vale
      Pages 291-298
    5. Heli Helaakoski, Päivi Iskanius, Irina Peltomaa
      Pages 299-306
  11. Modelling Frameworks for Collaborative Networks

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 307-307
    2. Alessandro D’Atri, Amihai Motro
      Pages 317-325
    3. André Quadt, Heiko Dirlenbach
      Pages 327-334
  12. Business Benefits in Networks

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 335-335
    2. Hendrik Jähn, Marco Fischer, Tobias Teich
      Pages 337-344
    3. Grégory Piot, Michel Pouly, Naoufel Cheikhrouhou, Rémy Glardon
      Pages 345-352
    4. Eoin Whelan, Brian Donnellan, Gabriel Costello
      Pages 353-360
  13. Professional Virtual Communities

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 361-361

About these proceedings


While today production and service provision constitute the main areas of application for Collaborative Networks (CNs) worldwide, during the last decade the paradigm is extending to many new application areas. These developments emphasize the need for establishing a sounder foundation for collaborative networks, namely in terms of theoretical principles and formal models, capturing the concepts, entities, behaviors, and operations of the CNs, and developing technology-independent infrastructure architectures, tools and methodologies.

As a new scientific discipline, research on different aspects of CNs is gaining momentum. As a result of many research projects and pilot applications, a large number of new challenges are identified everyday, in need of innovative solutions, which require holistic, multi-disciplinary approaches.

This book contains a number of selected articles from PRO-VE 2007, the eighth Working Conference on Virtual Enterprises held in Guimarães, Portugal, which was sponsored by the International Federation for Information Processing (IFIP) and the Society of Collaborative Networks (SOCOLNET). PRO-VE is well known as the most focused scientific and technical conference on Collaborative Networks, offering a major opportunity for the presentation and discussion of the latest research developments and industrial practice case studies. In line with the vision of IFIP and SOCOLNET societies, the PRO-VE Conference offers a forum for collaboration and knowledge exchange among experts from different regions of the world. With the steady growth of the PRO-VE community, this platform has offered a base for consolidation of the foundation of Collaborative Networks.

The articles included in this book represent a comprehensive overview of recent advances in various domains and lines of research and development on collaborative networks. There is a special emphasis on the CN topics related to trust aspects, performance and value systems, VO breeding environments, VO creation, e-contracting, collaborative architectures and frameworks, professional virtual communities, interoperability issues, business benefits, and case studies and applications in industry and services.

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Editors and affiliations

  • Luis M. Camarinha-Matos
    • 1
  • Hamideh Afsarmanesh
    • 2
  • Paulo Novais
    • 3
  • Cesar Analide
    • 3
  1. 1.Faculty of Science and TechnologyNew University of LisbonPortugal
  2. 2.Faculty of ScienceUniversity of AmsterdamThe Netherlands
  3. 3.Engineering SchoolUniversity of MinhoPortugal

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information IFIP International Federation for Information Processing 2007
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Computer Science Computer Science (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4757-0564-5
  • Online ISBN 978-0-387-73798-0
  • Series Print ISSN 1868-4238
  • Series Online ISSN 1868-422X
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