IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology

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

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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.

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Table of contents (73 chapters)

  • Towards Establishing Trust Relationships among Organizations in VBEs

    Msanjila, Simon Samwel (et al.)

    Pages 3-14

  • Fostering R&D Collaboration — The Interplay of Trust, Appropriability and Absorptive Capacity

    Hurmelinna-Laukkanen, Pia (et al.)

    Pages 15-22

  • Trust Building in Collaborative Networked Organizations Supported by Communities of Practice

    Loss, Leandro (et al.)

    Pages 23-30

  • Measuring Collaboration Performance in Virtual Organizations

    Westphal, Ingo (et al.)

    Pages 33-42

  • A Conceptual Model for Virtual Breeding Environments Value Systems

    Romero, David (et al.)

    Pages 43-52

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Bibliographic Information

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
Editors
  • Luis Camarinha-Matos
  • Hamideh Afsarmanesh
  • Paulo Novais
  • Cesar Analide
Series Title
IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology
Series Volume
243
Copyright
2007
Publisher
Springer US
Copyright Holder
IFIP International Federation for Information Processing
eBook ISBN
978-0-387-73798-0
DOI
10.1007/978-0-387-73798-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-387-73797-3
Series ISSN
1868-4238
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 689
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