Virtual Organizations

Systems and Practices

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

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Concepts and Models

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Luis M. Camarinha-Matos, Hamideh Afsarmanesh
      Pages 3-10
    3. Mehmet Kürümlüoglu, Rita Nøstdal, Iris Karvonen
      Pages 11-28
    4. Hermann Löh, Chunyan Zhang, Bernhard Katzy
      Pages 29-43
    5. Bernhard Katzy, Chunyan Zhang, Herman Löh
      Pages 45-58
    6. Frank Lillehagen
      Pages 59-72
    7. Luis M. Camarinha-Matos, Hamideh Afsarmanesh
      Pages 73-80
  3. Infrastructures

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 81-81
    2. Luis M. Camarinha-Matos
      Pages 83-104
    3. Ersin C. Kaletas, Hamideh Afsarmanesh, Maria Anastasiou, Luis M. Camarinha-Matos
      Pages 105-132
    4. Jarosław Magiera, Adam Pawlak
      Pages 133-148
    5. Karsten Menzel
      Pages 149-164
  4. Implementation Issues

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 165-165
    2. Mark Shelbourn, Tarek Hassan, Chris Carter
      Pages 167-176
    3. Volker Stich, Martin Weidemann, Andreas Sennheiser, Knut Glaubitt, Matthias Schnetzler
      Pages 177-186
    4. Yacine Rezgui, Ian Wilson, Wendy Olphert, Leela Damodaran
      Pages 187-198
  5. Case Studies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 199-199
    2. Roberto Santoro, Andrea Bifulco
      Pages 201-220
    3. Maciej Witczyński, Adam Pawlak
      Pages 221-232
    4. Adrian Plüss, Charles Huber
      Pages 255-264
    5. Holger Luczak, Volker Stich, Patrick Wader
      Pages 265-272
  6. Towards Structuring the Research on Virtual Organizations

  7. Back Matter
    Pages 277-340

About this book


The area of Virtual Organizations as a main component of the new discipline of Collaborative Networks has been the focus of research globally. The fast evolution of the information and communication technologies and in particular the so-called Internet technologies, also represents an important motivator for the emergence of new forms of collaboration. However, the research in many of these cases is highly fragmented, considering that each project is focused on solving specific problems. As such, there is no effective consolidation/harmonization among them in order to have an effective impact and facilitate the interaction among the involved experts.

This book represents a contribution to the consolidation of the already vast amount of empirical knowledge and practical experience. A synthesis of results collected from the analysis of numerous projects and industry case studies is presented, with focus on: Principles and models, ICT infrastructures and tools, Implementation issues, and Case studies.


Hub Internet e-business electronics knowledge management mechatronics modeling organization organizations service-oriented computing

Editors and affiliations

  • Luis M. Camarinha-Matos
    • 1
  • Hamideh Afsarmanesh
    • 2
  • Martin Ollus
    • 3
  1. 1.New University of LisbonPortugal
  2. 2.University of AmsterdamThe Netherlands
  3. 3.VTT Industrial SystemsFinland

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science + Business Media, Inc. 2005
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Computer Science
  • Print ISBN 978-0-387-23755-8
  • Online ISBN 978-0-387-23757-2
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