The emerging discipline of collaborative networks

Luis M. Camarinha-Matos, Hamideh Afsarmanesh

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Abstract

The process of creating a new scientific discipline for collaborative networks is addressed in this paper. Collaborative networks manifest in a large variety of forms, including virtual organizations, virtual enterprises, dynamic supply chains, professional virtual communities, collaborative virtual laboratories, etc. A large body of empiric knowledge related to collaborative networks is becoming available, but there is an urgent need to consolidate this knowledge and build the foundations for sustainable and solid research and development in this area. The establishment of a scientific discipline for collaborative networks is a strong instrument in achieving this purpose. Here, also the main characteristics of a "discipline" are analyzed in the context of collaborative networks, showing that the pre-conditions necessary for building this new discipline are available.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationVirtual Enterprises and Collaborative Networks - IFIP 18th World Computer Congress, TC5/WG5.5 5th Working Conference on Virtual Enterprises, PRO-VE 2004
PublisherSpringer New York LLC
Pages3-16
Number of pages14
Volume149
ISBN (Print)1402081383, 9781402081385
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2004
EventIFIP TC5/WG5.5 5th Working Conference on Virtual Enterprises, PRO-VE 2004 - Toulouse, France
Duration: 22 Aug 200427 Aug 2004

Publication series

NameIFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology
Volume149
ISSN (Print)18684238

Conference

ConferenceIFIP TC5/WG5.5 5th Working Conference on Virtual Enterprises, PRO-VE 2004
CountryFrance
CityToulouse
Period22/08/0427/08/04

Keywords

  • Virtual reality

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    Camarinha-Matos, L. M., & Afsarmanesh, H. (2004). The emerging discipline of collaborative networks. In Virtual Enterprises and Collaborative Networks - IFIP 18th World Computer Congress, TC5/WG5.5 5th Working Conference on Virtual Enterprises, PRO-VE 2004 (Vol. 149, pp. 3-16). (IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology; Vol. 149). Springer New York LLC.