BREIN, Towards an Intelligent Grid for Business

  • Eduardo Oliveros
  • Henar Muñoz
  • David Cantelar
  • Steve Taylor
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 5206)


Nowadays companies’ communication is mainly static and does not allow for the flexibility and adaptability required to meet changing requirements or to support unexpected situations. The BREIN project’s main objective is to create an infrastructure that allows companies to collaborate in a dynamic business environment. Moreover, BREIN is strongly focused on SMEs which do not have enough knowledge or resources to participate in this kind of environments. To address this knowledge gap, the BREIN framework reduces relations’ complexity and aims to provide a solution where essential requirements to build this collaborative environment such as self-management capabilities, security, trust and reliability are all integrated into one business network.


Service Grid Business Grid Semantic Web Multi-agents Business relationship Service Level Agreement Security Abstract workflow 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Eduardo Oliveros
    • 1
  • Henar Muñoz
    • 1
  • David Cantelar
    • 1
  • Steve Taylor
    • 2
  1. 1.Telefónica I+DMadridSpain
  2. 2.IT Innovation CentreSouthamptonUK

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