Virtuality and Virtualization

Proceedings of the International Federation of Information Processing Working Groups 8.2 on Information Systems and Organizations and 9.5 on Virtuality and Society, July 29–31, 2007, Portland, Oregon, USA

  • Kevin Crowston
  • Sandra Sieber
  • Eleanor Wynn

Part of the IFIP International Federation for Information Processing book series (IFIPAICT, volume 236)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Introduction

    1. Kevin Crowston, Sandra Sieber
      Pages 1-7
  3. Keynotes

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 9-9
    2. Michael D. Cohen
      Pages 11-12
    3. John Leslie King
      Pages 13-18
  4. Frameworks for Understanding Virtuality and Virtualization

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 19-19
    2. Michael A. D’Eredita, Michael S. Nilan
      Pages 21-34
    3. Sanjeev Jha, Mary Beth Watson-Manheim
      Pages 35-50
  5. Process Issues to Achieve Virtualization

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 51-51
    2. Michael S. Nilan, Anuradha Mundkur
      Pages 53-66
    3. Bernard Katzy, Kevin Crowston
      Pages 67-83
    4. Jonathon N. Cummings, J. Alberto Espinosa, Cynthia K. Pickering
      Pages 85-98
    5. Rosalie Ocker, Haiyan Huang, Eileen Trauth, Sandeep Purao
      Pages 119-131
  6. Group Processes in Virtual Teams

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 149-149
    2. Robert Heckman, Kevin Crowston, Nora Misiolek
      Pages 151-168
    3. Michael R. Ryan, Richard R. Reilly
      Pages 169-182
    4. JoAnn M. Brooks
      Pages 201-213

About these proceedings


International Federation for Information Processing

The IFIP series publishes state-of-the-art results in the sciences and technologies of information and communication.  The scope of the series includes: foundations of computer science; software theory and practice; education; computer applications in technology; communication systems; systems modeling and optimization; information systems; computers and society; computer systems technology; security and protection in information processing systems; artificial intelligence; and human-computer interaction.  Proceedings and post-proceedings of referred international conferences in computer science and interdisciplinary fields are featured.  These results often precede journal publication and represent the most current research.  The principal aim of the IFIP series is to encourage education and the dissemination and exchange of information about all aspects of computing.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Kevin Crowston
    • 1
  • Sandra Sieber
    • 2
  • Eleanor Wynn
    • 3
  1. 1.School of Information StudiesSyracuse UniversityUSA
  2. 2.IESE, Business SchoolUniversity of NavarraSpain
  3. 3.Intel CorporationUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information International Federation for Information Processing 2007
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Computer Science
  • Print ISBN 978-0-387-73024-0
  • Online ISBN 978-0-387-73025-7
  • Series Print ISSN 1571-5736
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