New cooperative approaches for manufacturing and service industries, as represented by the virtual enterprise paradigm, are enabled by the recent advances in communication technologies, computer networks, and logistics. The implantation of this paradigm requires the design and development of a flexible execution environment to support the distributed business processes that materialize the cooperation in a network of enterprises. A configurable architecture for such execution system is proposed focusing the support for multi-level process coordination. A set of examples to illustrate the adopted concepts and developed tools are discussed.
|Number of pages||13|
|Journal||Future Generation Computer Systems-The International Journal Of Grid Comput|
|Publication status||Published - Jun 2001|
- Distributed business process
- Virtual enterprise