A Balanced Sociotechnical Framework for Collaborative Networks 4.0

Paula Urze, A. L. Osório, Hamideh Afsarmanesh, Luis M. Camarinha-Matos

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Abstract

Our research question focusses on the complex networks of organizations of business partners that by exchanging data and sharing control collaborate for typical business or social objectives. We revisit such networks of organizations studied under the collaborative networks research area in a multidisciplinary attempt to construct a common balanced sociotechnical framework based on the interactions between social and engineering sciences. Our proposal discusses the collaborative network under the 4.0 following industry time frame classification, considering momentous evolution steps towards the digital. This paper presents and discusses research towards balanced sociotechnical concepts and definitions founded on previous studies with a recognized influence from social science and engineering systems. The paper further points out a strategy to validate the research in a Robotic Process Automation (RPA) case and, in the context of the HORUS project with BP Portugal.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBoosting Collaborative Networks 4.0 - 21st IFIP WG 5.5 Working Conference on Virtual Enterprises, PRO-VE 2020, Proceedings
EditorsLuis M. Camarinha-Matos, Hamideh Afsarmanesh, Angel Ortiz
Place of PublicationCham
PublisherSpringer
Pages485-498
Number of pages14
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-030-62412-5
ISBN (Print)978-3-030-62411-8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2020
Event21st IFIP WG 5.5 Working Conference on Virtual Enterprises, PRO-VE 2020 - Valencia, Spain
Duration: 23 Nov 202025 Nov 2020

Publication series

NameIFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology
PublisherSpringer
Volume598
ISSN (Print)1868-4238
ISSN (Electronic)1868-422X

Conference

Conference21st IFIP WG 5.5 Working Conference on Virtual Enterprises, PRO-VE 2020
CountrySpain
CityValencia
Period23/11/2025/11/20

Keywords

  • Collaborative networks 4.0
  • Sociotechnical framework
  • Sociotechnical systems

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