A Roadmap Focused on SMEs Decided to Participate in Collaborative Non-Hierarchical Networks

  • Beatriz Andrés
  • Raúl Poler
Part of the IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology book series (IFIPAICT, volume 380)


The importance of collaboration has increased in supply networks; thus, the number of so called non-hierarchical manufacturing networks (NHN) has also increased. A roadmap to help SMEs to participate and create collaborative non-hierarchical networks is developed. Specifically, the methodology carried out in the NHNmap is described along the paper.


roadmap collaboration non-hierarchical networks SMEs 


  1. 1.
    Intelligent Non-Hierarchical Manufacturing Networks (iNet-IMS) (February 2012),
  2. 2.
    Camarinha-Matos, L., Afsarmanesh, H.: A RoadMap for strategic research on Virtual Organizations. In: Camarinha-Matos, L.H., Afsarmanesh, H. (eds.) Proceedings of the 4th IFIP Working Conference on Infrastructures for Virtual Enterprises (PRO-VE 2003). Kluwer Academic Publishers (2003)Google Scholar
  3. 3.
  4. 4.
    NZBCSD -New Zealand Business Council for Sustainable Development (2003),
  5. 5.
    Albright, R.E.: A roadmapping perspective: Science-driven technologies (2002),
  6. 6.
    Kostoff, R.N., Schaller, R.R.: Science and Technology Roadmaps. IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management 48(2), 132–143 (2001)CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  7. 7.
    Rinne, M.: Technology roadmaps: Infrastructure for innovation. Technological Forecasting & Social Change 71(1/2), 67–80 (2004)CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  8. 8.
    Osório, A.L., Camarinha-Matos, L.M., Afsarmanesh, H.: Cooperation Enabled Systems for Collaborative Networks. In: Camarinha-Matos, L.M., Pereira-Klen, A., Afsarmanesh, H. (eds.) PRO-VE 2011. IFIP AICT, vol. 362, pp. 400–409. Springer, Heidelberg (2011a)CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  9. 9.
    Caetano, M., Amaral, D.C.: Roadmapping for technology push and partnership: A contribution for open innovation environments. Technovation 31, 320–335 (2011)CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  10. 10.
    Cândido, G., Barata, J., Colombo, A.W., Jammes, F.: SOA in reconfigurable supply chains: A research roadmap. Engineering Applications of Artificial Intelligence 22, 939–949 (2009)CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  11. 11.
    Lin, H.W., Nagalingam, S.V., Kuik, S.S., Murata, T.: Design of a Global Decision Support System for a manufacturing SME: Towards participating in Collaborative Manufacturing. Int. J. Production Economics 136, 1–12 (2012)CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  12. 12.
    Chen, D., Doumeingts, G.: European initiatives to develop interoperability of enterprise applications-basic concepts, framework and roadmap. Annual Reviews in Control 27, 153–162 (2003)CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  13. 13.
    Ducq, Y., Chen, D., Vallespir, B.: Interoperability in enterprise modelling: requirements and roadmap. Advanced Engineering Informatics 18, 193–203 (2004)CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  14. 14.
    Rezgui, Y., Zarli, A.: Paving the Way to the Vision of Digital Construction: A Strategic Roadmap. J. of Construction Engineering and Management, 767–776 (2006)Google Scholar
  15. 15.
    Azouzi, R., d’Amours, S.: Standards for information and knowledge sharing in collaborative design of planning systems within the forest product industry. CILRET 46 (2011)Google Scholar
  16. 16.
    Perks, H., Moxey, S.: Market-facing innovation networks: How lead firms partition tasks, share resources and develop capabilities. Industrial Marketing Management 40, 1224–1237 (2011)CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  17. 17.
    Budweg, S., Schaffers, H., Rulanda, R., Kristensenc, K., Prinz, W.: Enhancing collaboration in communities of professionals using a Living Lab approach. Production Planning & Control 22(5–6), 594–609 (2011)CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  18. 18.
    Phaal, R., Farrukh, C.J.P., Probert, D.R.: Technology roadmapping - A planning framework for evolution and revolution. Technological Forecasting & Social Change 71, 5–26 (2004)CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  19. 19.
    Camarinha-Matos, L.M., Afsarmanesh, H.: On reference models for collaborative networked organizations. Int. J. of Production Research 46(9), 2453–2469 (2008)zbMATHCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  20. 20.
    Osório, L., Afsarmanesh, H., Camarinha-Matos, L.M.: A Service Integration Platform for Collaborative Networks. Studies in Inf. and Control 20(1), 19–30 (2011b)Google Scholar
  21. 21.
    Barton, R., Thomas, A.: Implementation of intelligent systems, enabling integration of SMEs to high-value supply chain networks. Engineering Applications of Artificial Intelligence 22, 929–938 (2009)CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  22. 22.
    Camarinha-Matos, L.M., Afsarmanesh, H.: Active Ageing Roadmap – A Collaborative Networks Contribution to Demographic Sustainability. In: Camarinha-Matos, L.M., Boucher, X., Afsarmanesh, H. (eds.) PRO-VE 2010. IFIP AICT, vol. 336, pp. 46–59. Springer, Heidelberg (2010)CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  23. 23.
    Hvolby, H.H., Trienekens, J.H.: Challenges in business systems integration. Computers in Industry 61, 808–812 (2010)CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  24. 24.
    Shadi, M., Afsarmanesh, H.: Addressing Behavior in Collaborative Networks. In: Camarinha-Matos, L.M., Pereira-Klen, A., Afsarmanesh, H. (eds.) PRO-VE 2011. IFIP AICT, vol. 362, pp. 263–270. Springer, Heidelberg (2011)CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  25. 25.
    Camarinha-Matos, L.M., Afsarmanesh, H., Koelmel, B.: Collaborative Networks in Support of Service-Enhanced Products. In: Camarinha-Matos, L.M., Pereira-Klen, A., Afsarmanesh, H. (eds.) PRO-VE 2011. IFIP AICT, vol. 362, pp. 95–104. Springer, Heidelberg (2011)CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  26. 26.
    Gallardo, J., Bravo, C., Redondo, M.A.: A model-driven development method for collaborative modeling tools. J. of Network and Computer Applications 35, 1086–1105 (2012)CrossRefGoogle Scholar

Copyright information

© International Federation for Information Processing 2012

Authors and Affiliations

  • Beatriz Andrés
    • 1
  • Raúl Poler
    • 1
  1. 1.Research Centre on Production Management and Engineering (CIGIP)Universitat Politècnica de València (UPV)AlcoySpain

Personalised recommendations