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Advances in Networked Enterprises

Virtual Organizations, Balanced Automation, and Systems Integration

Camarinha-Matos, Luis M., Afsarmanesh, Hamideh, Erbe, Heinz-H. (Eds.)

2000, XIV, 484 p.

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New market trends and the emergence of the so-called Internet-based `new economy' are leading companies to new forms of organization, mostly relying on privileged cooperation links. Nowadays, most manufacturing processes are not carried out by single enterprises. Rather, organizations feel the need to focus on their core competencies and join efforts with others, in order to fulfill the requirements of new products/services demanded by the global market. In a cooperative networked organization, every enterprise is just a node that adds some value to the process; namely, a step in the manufacturing/supply chain. Furthermore, manufacturing companies increasingly encompass what has typically been regarded as the domain of the service sector. They try to establish long-term relationships with their customers, in order to service their needs around a manufactured product. For these reasons, the area of virtual organizations and industrial virtual enterprises is attracting growing interest in terms of research and development, and implementation approaches for new business practices.
The main emphasis of this book is on virtual enterprises and other networked organizations, with special focus on: supporting infrastructures and management of distributed business processes, intelligent multi-agent systems, knowledge management, human interfaces, and socio-economical aspects. Also included in the book are related topics on automation, both in manufacturing and transportation. Special attention is assigned to the fact that advances in information technology and new organizational paradigms will be used not only to induce new economic structures, but also to help a sustainable migration of existing systems towards the new economy. When electronic business initiatives attract such widespread attention, it is important to conciliate the `old' and `new' economies under a balanced perspective.
Advances in Networked Enterprises is essential reading for researchers and engineering students in production engineering, computer science, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, industrial sociology, and transportation, as well as for engineers and practitioners in manufacturing and transportation systems organization and planning.

Content Level » Research

Keywords » Cluster - E-Commerce - Manufacturing - Processing - Workflow Management - automation - autonom - computer science - configuration - database - knowledge management - multi-agent system - tools - virtual reality

Related subjects » Artificial Intelligence - Database Management & Information Retrieval - Economics - Production & Logistics - Software Engineering - Theoretical Computer Science

Table of contents 

Technical Co-Sponsors. Program Committee. Preface: Towards Networked Enterprising. Part 1: Integration in Virtual Enterprises. 1. Supporting Business Process Management and Coordination in a Virtual Enterprise; L.M. Camarinha-Matos, C. Pantoja-Lima. 2. Towards Focused Markets of Resources for Agile Virtual Enterprise Integration; M.M. Cunha, et al. 3. System Architectures for Manufacturing Co_ordination in Complex Supply Networks; H. Löh, et al. Part 2: Information Management in Virtual Enterprises. 4. Federated Query Processing for Distributed Process Coordination in Virtual Enterprises; C. Garita, et al. 5. An Internet Solution for Virtual Enterprises Based on an Object-Oriented Real-Time Database; G. Schaub. 6. Enterprise Engineering and Integration in the Global Environment; K. Kosanke, et al. Part 3: Distributed Production in Virtual Enterprises. 7. Enacting Dynamic Distribution Networks - The Damascos Project; T. Goletz, J.J. Pinto Ferreira. 8. For a Smart Coordination of Distributed Business Processes; R.J. Rabelo, et al. 9. Distributed Production with Specification-Generated Processes; T. Janowski. Part 4 - Creation of Virtual Enterprises. 10. Virtual Production Network Configuration: ACS-Approach and Tools; F. Golm, A.V. Smirnov. 11. Virtual Industry Clusters: Foundation to Create Virtual Enterprises; M. Flores, A. Molina. 12. A Method for Identifying and Evaluating Core Competencies' Constituent Skills for Virtual Industry Clusters; J.E.M. Siqueira, C.F. Bremer. Part 5:Cooperative Work. 13. Using Multiversion Web Servers for Data-Based Synchronization of Cooperative Work; J. Rykowski. 14. Evaluation of Workflow Management Technology for the Co-Ordination of Telework; P. Araújo, et al. 15. Learning Processes in Networked Enterprises; H.-H. Erbe. Part 6: Multi-Agent Systems. 16. Adaptive Mobile Agents: Enhanced Flexibility in Internet-Based Remote Operation; W. Vieira, L.M. Camarinha-Matos. 17. Acquaintance Model in Re-Planning and Re-Configuration; V. Mařik, et al. 18. Multi-Agent Based Supply Chain Management With Market Emergence Phenomenon; T. Kaihara. Part 7: Economic Aspects of New Infrastructures. 19. The Delta Model: A Framework for the Effective Implementation of it to Enable Organizational Change; H. Boekhoff. 20. Economic Evaluation of Delays Reduction: A Global Approach; A. Dumolard, et al. 21. E-Commerce: The Virtual Battlefield; T. Litzinger, et al. Part 8: Human and Social Aspects. 22. Implementation Methodology of Complex Manufacturing Environment in a Brownfield Site; A.B. Moniz, P. Urze. 23. Complex Objects and Anthropocentric Systems Design; F.W. Bruns. 24. Balancing Automation and Human Work in Environment Oriented Student Projects; D. Brandt, et al. Part 9: Human Interfaces. 25. Concept Sharing Between Human and Interface Agent Under Time Criticality; T. Sawaragi, T. Ogura. 26. Virtual Reality User Interface for Autonomous Production; C. Schlick, et al.

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