Collaborative networks in industry and services: Research scope and challenges

Luis M. Camarinha-Matos, Hamideh Afsarmanesh

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Abstract

Collaborative networks show a high potential for value creation in a modern society and raise important technical and socio-organizational challenges. Collaborative networks manifest in a large variety of forms both in industry and services, including virtual organizations, virtual enterprises, dynamic supply chains, professional virtual communities, etc. In order to support preparedness of organizations for participation in dynamic coalitions, breeding environments for virtual organizations are being developed in many application sectors in diverse geographical regions. A large body of empiric knowledge related to collaborative networks is already available, but there is an urgent need to consolidate this knowledge and build the foundations for a more sustainable development of this area. The definition of reference models and the establishment of a scientific discipline for collaborative networks are strong instruments in achieving this purpose. In this survey paper the main characteristics of the area are analyzed, current baseline is discussed, and future trends are pointed out.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication8th IFAC Symposium on Cost Oriented Automation, COA 2007 - Proceedings
Pages33-42
Number of pages10
Volume8
EditionPART 1
Publication statusPublished - 2007
Event8th IFAC Symposium on Cost Oriented Automation, COA 2007 - La Habana, Cuba
Duration: 13 Feb 200715 Feb 2007

Conference

Conference8th IFAC Symposium on Cost Oriented Automation, COA 2007
CountryCuba
CityLa Habana
Period13/02/0715/02/07

Keywords

  • Breeding environment
  • Collaborative networks
  • Professional virtual community
  • Virtual enterprises
  • Virtual organizations

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    Camarinha-Matos, L. M., & Afsarmanesh, H. (2007). Collaborative networks in industry and services: Research scope and challenges. In 8th IFAC Symposium on Cost Oriented Automation, COA 2007 - Proceedings (PART 1 ed., Vol. 8, pp. 33-42)