A framework for cooperation in virtual enterprises

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Abstract

The concept of virtual enterprise challenges the way industrial production systems are planned and managed. The materialization of this paradigm, although enabled by recent developments in communication technologies, computer networks, and cooperative systems still requires a full understanding of the processes of interaction between companies as well as the design and implementation of open support platforms. The reengineering of activities for a networked operation and the implantation methodologies considering not only the technical but also the socio-organizational aspects must be also taken into account. This paper describes the current approach being developed by the Esprit project PRODNET II1, which aims to design and develop an open platform to support industrial virtual enterprises with special focus on the needs of small and medium enterprises (SMEs).

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationINFORMATION INFRASTRUCTURE SYSTEMS FOR MANUFACTURING II
EditorsJJ Mills, F Kimura
PublisherKluwer Academic Publishers
Pages305-321
Number of pages17
Volume16
ISBN (Print)0-412-84450-8
Publication statusPublished - 1999
Event3rd International Working Conference on the Design of Information Infrastructure System for Manufacturing (DIISM 98) - FT WORTH
Duration: 18 May 199820 May 1998

Publication series

NameINTERNATIONAL FEDERATION FOR INFORMATION PROCESSING
PublisherKLUWER ACADEMIC PUBLISHERS
Volume16
ISSN (Print)1571-5736

Conference

Conference3rd International Working Conference on the Design of Information Infrastructure System for Manufacturing (DIISM 98)
CityFT WORTH
Period18/05/9820/05/98

Keywords

  • virtual enterprises
  • workflow management systems
  • cooperative systems
  • information interchange

Cite this

Camarinha-Matos, LM., & Lima, C. (1999). A framework for cooperation in virtual enterprises. In JJ. Mills, & F. Kimura (Eds.), INFORMATION INFRASTRUCTURE SYSTEMS FOR MANUFACTURING II (Vol. 16, pp. 305-321). (INTERNATIONAL FEDERATION FOR INFORMATION PROCESSING; Vol. 16). Kluwer Academic Publishers.