Flexible coordination in virtual enterprises

LM Camarinha-Matos, H Afsarmanesh

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Abstract

Flexible coordination is a major aspect in the development of open support infrastructures for Industrial Virtual Enterprises (VE). The coordination issues in VEs in the context of Small and Medium size Enterprises and the need for very flexible and easily configurable solutions are discussed. The approaches and the hierarchical coordination infrastructure being partly developed by and applied to the Esprit PRODNET II project is presented. The combination of a workflow management approach for coordination with a distributed/federated database management system is introduced as the coordination kernel, and some implementation results presented. Copyright (C) 1998 IFAC.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProc. of IMS’98 - 5th IFAC Workshop on Intelligent Manufacturing Systems
EditorsP Kopacek, CE Pereira
PublisherPERGAMON PRESS LTD
Pages35-40
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)0-08-043239-5
Publication statusPublished - 1999
Event5th IFAC Workshop on Intelligent Manufacturing Systems (IMS 98) - GRAMADO, Brazil
Duration: 9 Nov 199811 Nov 1998

Publication series

NameIFAC WORKSHOP SERIES
PublisherPERGAMON PRESS LTD

Conference

Conference5th IFAC Workshop on Intelligent Manufacturing Systems (IMS 98)
CountryBrazil
CityGRAMADO
Period9/11/9811/11/98

Keywords

  • co-ordination
  • enterprise integration
  • computer integrated manufacturing
  • information systems

Cite this

Camarinha-Matos, LM., & Afsarmanesh, H. (1999). Flexible coordination in virtual enterprises. In P. Kopacek, & CE. Pereira (Eds.), Proc. of IMS’98 - 5th IFAC Workshop on Intelligent Manufacturing Systems (pp. 35-40). (IFAC WORKSHOP SERIES). PERGAMON PRESS LTD.