Establishing the Foundation of Collaborative Networks
IFIP TC 5 Working Group 5.5 Eighth IFIP Working Conference on Virtual Enterprises September 10-12, 2007, Guimarães, Portugal
Editors: Camarinha-Matos, L., Afsarmanesh, H., Novais, P., Analide, C. (Eds.)
- Features the most up-to-date research on collaborative networks
Buy this book
- eBook n/a
- ISBN 978-0-387-73798-0
- Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
- Included format: PDF
- ebooks can be used on all reading devices
- Hardcover n/a
- ISBN 978-0-387-73797-3
- Free shipping for individuals worldwide
- About this book
While today production and service provision constitute the main areas of application for Collaborative Networks (CNs) worldwide, during the last decade the paradigm is extending to many new application areas. These developments emphasize the need for establishing a sounder foundation for collaborative networks, namely in terms of theoretical principles and formal models, capturing the concepts, entities, behaviors, and operations of the CNs, and developing technology-independent infrastructure architectures, tools and methodologies.
As a new scientific discipline, research on different aspects of CNs is gaining momentum. As a result of many research projects and pilot applications, a large number of new challenges are identified everyday, in need of innovative solutions, which require holistic, multi-disciplinary approaches.
This book contains a number of selected articles from PRO-VE 2007, the eighth Working Conference on Virtual Enterprises held in Guimarães, Portugal, which was sponsored by the International Federation for Information Processing (IFIP) and the Society of Collaborative Networks (SOCOLNET). PRO-VE is well known as the most focused scientific and technical conference on Collaborative Networks, offering a major opportunity for the presentation and discussion of the latest research developments and industrial practice case studies. In line with the vision of IFIP and SOCOLNET societies, the PRO-VE Conference offers a forum for collaboration and knowledge exchange among experts from different regions of the world. With the steady growth of the PRO-VE community, this platform has offered a base for consolidation of the foundation of Collaborative Networks.
The articles included in this book represent a comprehensive overview of recent advances in various domains and lines of research and development on collaborative networks. There is a special emphasis on the CN topics related to trust aspects, performance and value systems, VO breeding environments, VO creation, e-contracting, collaborative architectures and frameworks, professional virtual communities, interoperability issues, business benefits, and case studies and applications in industry and services.
For more information about the 300 other books in the IFIP series, please visit www.springer.com.
For more information about IFIP, please visit www.ifip.org.
Table of contents (73 chapters)
Towards Establishing Trust Relationships among Organizations in VBEs
Fostering R&D Collaboration — The Interplay of Trust, Appropriability and Absorptive Capacity
Trust Building in Collaborative Networked Organizations Supported by Communities of Practice
Measuring Collaboration Performance in Virtual Organizations
A Conceptual Model for Virtual Breeding Environments Value Systems
Recommended for you
- Bibliographic Information
- Book Title
- Establishing the Foundation of Collaborative Networks
- Book Subtitle
- IFIP TC 5 Working Group 5.5 Eighth IFIP Working Conference on Virtual Enterprises September 10-12, 2007, Guimarães, Portugal
- Luis Camarinha-Matos
- Hamideh Afsarmanesh
- Paulo Novais
- Cesar Analide
- Series Title
- IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology
- Series Volume
- Springer US
- Copyright Holder
- IFIP International Federation for Information Processing
- eBook ISBN
- Hardcover ISBN
- Series ISSN
- Edition Number
- Number of Pages
- XVI, 689