IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology

Advances in Networked Enterprises

Virtual Organizations, Balanced Automation, and Systems Integration

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

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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.

Table of contents (45 chapters)

  • Supporting Business Process Management and Coordination in a Virtual Enterprise

    Camarinha-Matos, L. M. (et al.)

    Pages 3-14

  • Towards Focused Markets of Resources for Agile Virtual Enterprise Integration

    Cunha, Maria Manuela (et al.)

    Pages 15-24

  • System Architectures for Manufacturing Co-Ordination in Complex Supply Networks

    Löh, Hermann (et al.)

    Pages 25-34

  • Federated Query Processing for Distributed Process Coordination in Virtual Enterprises

    Garita, Cesar (et al.)

    Pages 37-50

  • An Internet Solution for Virtual Enterprises Based on an Object-Oriented Real-Time Database

    Schaub, Gerhard

    Pages 51-60

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eBook $229.00
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Hardcover $299.00
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Softcover $299.00
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  • ISBN 978-1-4757-4445-3
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Advances in Networked Enterprises
Book Subtitle
Virtual Organizations, Balanced Automation, and Systems Integration
Editors
  • Luis M. Camarinha-Matos
  • Hamideh Afsarmanesh
  • Heinz-H. Erbe
Series Title
IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology
Series Volume
53
Copyright
2000
Publisher
Springer US
Copyright Holder
IFIP International Federation for Information Processing
eBook ISBN
978-0-387-35529-0
DOI
10.1007/978-0-387-35529-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-7923-7958-4
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4757-4445-3
Series ISSN
1868-4238
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 484
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