Luis M. Camarinha-Matos

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Effective creation of dynamic virtual organizations requires a proper breeding environment to increase organizations’ preparedness. After introducing some basic concepts related to collaborative networked organizations, the concept of breeding environment for virtual organizations is discussed and the key elements and requirements for its support management(More)
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 already available, but there is an urgent need to consolidate this(More)
Virtual enterprises paradigm represents an important application field for multi-agent approaches, both in terms of modeling and infrastructure development. This article summarizes the main challenges in this field and describes several current Multi-Agent System application approaches. A particular emphasis is given to the creation and operation phases of(More)
Among the multiple definitions for the Virtual Enterprise concept, the significance of two key elements: networking and cooperation, becomes clear. The lack of a unified definition is partially resulted by the large diversity in classes of networked organizations, which calls for the establishment of a taxonomy of virtual enterprises. An attempt to present(More)