Andreia Malucelli

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Electronic Institutions are comprehensive frameworks that may effectively help in the collaborative work of virtual organization activities. This paper focuses on an effort to create e-contracting and ontology-based services in the context of Electronic Institutions. The e-contracting services provide automatic specification of business agreements by(More)
Ontology has an important role in Multi-Agent Systems communication once it provides a vocabulary to be used in the communication between agents. It is hard to find out two agents using precisely the same vocabulary. They usually have a heterogeneous private vocabulary defined in their own private ontology. In order to provide help in the conversation among(More)
In the Virtual Enterprises (VE) environment, interactions between distributed, heterogeneous computing entities representing different enterprises, people and resources, take place. These interactions, in order to be both syntactic and semantic compatible, need to follow appropriate standards (ontologies) well understood by all the participants. Even for(More)
Several problems are involved in the Virtual Enterprise (VE) formation process. One of the most important problems is the lack of understanding that may arise during agents' interaction, due to both the structural and semantic concepts representation heterogeneity. In the VE life cycle identification of needs, for example, it is necessary to describe the(More)
Keywords: Social tools SECI Communities of practice theory Single-and double-loop learning Software-development company Survey a b s t r a c t Context: New technologies such as social networks, wikis, blogs and other social software enable collab-orative work and are important facilitators of the learning process. They provide a simple mechanism for people(More)