Management of information supporting collaborative networks

Hamideh Afsarmanesh, Luis M. Camarinha-Matos

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Dynamic creation of opportunity-based goal-oriented Collaborative Networks (CNs), among organizations or individuals, requires the availability of a variety of up-to-date information. In order to effectively address the complexity, dynamism, and scalability of actors, domains, and operations in opportunity-based CNs, pre-establishment of properly administrated strategic CNs is required. Namely, to effectively support creation/operation of opportunity-based VOs (Virtual Organizations) operating in certain domain, the pre-establishment of a VBE (Virtual organizations Breeding Environment) for that domain plays a crucial role and increases their chances of success. Administration of strategic CN environments however is challenging and requires an advanced set of inter-related functionalities, developed on top of strong management of their information. With the emphasis on information management aspects, a number of generic challenges for the CNs and especially for the administration of VBEs are introduced in the paper.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDatabase and Expert Systems Applications - 20th International Conference, DEXA 2009, Proceedings
EditorsS. S. Bhowmick, J. Küng, R. Wagner
Place of PublicationBerlin, Heidelberg
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-642-03573-9
ISBN (Print)978-3-642-03572-2
Publication statusPublished - 28 Sep 2009
Event20th International Conference on Database and Expert Systems Applications, DEXA 2009 - Linz, Austria
Duration: 31 Aug 20094 Sep 2009

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume5690 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


Conference20th International Conference on Database and Expert Systems Applications, DEXA 2009


  • Information management for Collaborative Networks (CNs)
  • Virtual organizations breeding environments (VBEs)


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