Methods and Tools for Collaborative Networked Organizations

  • Luis M. Camarinha-Matos
  • Hamideh Afsarmanesh
  • Martin Ollus

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-VIII
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. L. M. Camarinha-Matos, H. Afsarmanesh, M. Ollus
      Pages 3-32
  3. Virtual Organizations Breeding Environment

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 33-33
    2. Hamideh Afsarmanesh, Luis M. Camarinha-Matos, Ekaterina Ermilova
      Pages 35-68
    3. David Romero, Nathalie Galeano, Arturo Molina
      Pages 69-90
    4. Simon Samwel Msanjila, Hamideh Afsarmanesh
      Pages 91-118
    5. Hamideh Afsarmanesh, Simon Samwel Msanjila, Ekaterina Ermilova, Stefan Wiesner, Walter Woelfel, Marcus Seifert
      Pages 119-154
    6. Luis M. Camarinha-Matos, Ana Inês Oliveira, Damjan Demsar, Michele Sesana, Arturo Molina, Fabiano Baldo et al.
      Pages 155-190
    7. Ana Inês Oliveira, Luis M. Camarinha-Matos
      Pages 191-218
  4. Virtual Organizations Management

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 219-219
    2. Kim Jansson, Iris Karvonen, Martin Ollus, Ugo Negretto
      Pages 221-238
    3. Ingo Westphal, Wico Mulder, Marcus Seifert
      Pages 239-256
    4. Ugo Negretto, Jiří Hodík, Luboš Král, Wico Mulder, Martin Ollus, Lorenzo Pondrelli et al.
      Pages 257-274
  5. Professional Virtual Communities

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 275-275
    2. R. Santoro, A. Bifulco
      Pages 277-294
    3. Servane Crave, Volodja Vorobey
      Pages 295-306
    4. Alex Conconi, Sergio Gusmeroli, Roberto Ratti
      Pages 307-334
  6. Ict Infrastructures

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 335-335
    2. Ricardo J. Rabelo
      Pages 337-370
    3. Ricardo J. Rabelo, M.Mar Rodrigo Castro, Alex Conconi, Michele Sesana
      Pages 371-394
  7. Pilot Demonstrators

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 395-395
    2. Jean-Michel Ortholand, Jean-Louis Leroux
      Pages 397-404
    3. Nathalie Galeano, Arturo Molina, Jean Beeler, Francis Monnier, Michel Pouly, Carmen Aguilera et al.
      Pages 405-430
    4. Joseba Arana, Luis Berasategi, Iñaki Aranburu, Stefan Bollhalter, Bruno Landau, Matthias Oswald et al.
      Pages 431-462
    5. Tatiana Glotova, Sabine Ziem, Ilkka Kakko, Mika Lavikainen
      Pages 463-488
  8. Further Steps

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 489-489
    2. Luis M. Camarinha-Matos, Hamideh Afsarmanesh, Tiago Cardoso, Edmilson Klen
      Pages 491-511
    3. L. M. Camarinha-Matos
      Pages 513-528
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 229-229

About this book


Collaborative Networked Organizations represent one of the most relevant organizational paradigms in industry and services. A large number of developments in recent years have turned Collaborative Networks into a pervasive phenomenon in all socio-economic sectors.

The main aim of this book is to provide a comprehensive set of reference materials derived from the results of the ECOLEAD project in one organized volume. The ECOLEAD project, a large 4-year European initiative, involved 28 organizations (from academia, research and industry), from 14 countries (in Europe and Latin America).

Three main types of results from ECOLEAD are presented: (i) Conceptual frameworks and models, (ii) Methods and processes, and (iii) Software tools and systems. Furthermore, the experience and lessons learned with a number of large pilot implementations in real-world running networks of enterprises are also included as an indication of the assessment/validation of the project results.

Methods and Tools for Collaborative Networked Organizations provides valuable elements for researchers and practitioners involved in the design, implementation, and management of collaborative forms in industry and services.


ECOLEAD conceptual frameworks network management organization software tools virtual organization virtual organizations

Editors and affiliations

  • Luis M. Camarinha-Matos
    • 1
  • Hamideh Afsarmanesh
    • 2
  • Martin Ollus
    • 3
  1. 1.New University of Lisbon Campus de CaparicaQuinta da TorrePortugal
  2. 2.University of Amsterdam Collaborative Networks Group1098 VA AmsterdamThe Netherlands
  3. 3.VTT Industrial Systems Enterprise Network ManagementEspooFinland

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2008
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Computer Science
  • Print ISBN 978-0-387-79423-5
  • Online ISBN 978-0-387-79424-2
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