Designing Virtual Organizations

  • N. Criado
  • E. Argente
  • V. Julián
  • V. Botti
Part of the Advances in Intelligent and Soft Computing book series (AINSC, volume 55)


Virtual Organizations are a suitable mechanism for enabling coordination of heterogeneous agents in open environments. Taking into account many concepts of the Human Organization Theory, a model for Virtual Organizations has been developed. This model describes the structural, functional, normative and environmental aspects of the system. It is based on four main concepts: organizational unit, service, norm and environment. All these concepts have been applied in a case-study example for the management of a travel agency system.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • N. Criado
    • 1
  • E. Argente
    • 1
  • V. Julián
    • 1
  • V. Botti
    • 1
  1. 1.DSICUniversidad Politécnica de ValenciaValenciaSpain

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