Ricardo J. Rabelo

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The multi-agent systems paradigm represents one of the most promising approaches to the development of agile scheduling systems in manufacturing. Innovative and balanced perspectives of multi-agent approaches to agile scheduling are discussed in this paper, and several achieved results and current developments are described. The description of the(More)
This paper presents a distributed and open ICT infrastructure that is being developed in the ECOLEAD IST IP project to help members of Collaborative Networks in doing businesses and collaborations more efficiently. ICT-I design relies on the service oriented architecture paradigm, and it is implemented with web-services. ICT-I services are to be used on(More)
Many problems use to take place during the virtual enterprises (VE) execution and they must be properly handled in way VE goals can be achieved. However, the VE nature imposes tougher requirements as decisions shall be taken in a distributed and decentralized manner, regarding that members are autonomous and independent. Besides agility, quality is(More)
This paper points out the need of advanced collaborative business ICT infrastructures (CBI) for CNOs, the requirements for the development of CBIs, and the technologies and trends considering CNO issues. The CBI devised in the ECOLEAD Project is also presented, showing how most of these requirements and emergent ICTs have been incorporated in it. This CBI –(More)
Agility is an important requirement for successful organizations in periods of market turbulence and unpredictable socio-economic changes. Agility in a virtual enterprise depends on the skills of its member enterprises and the characteristics of its supporting infrastructure in this paper. Various requirements and approaches for agility support during the(More)
Supported by CNPq – The Brazilian Council for Research and Scientific Development. This paper presents an approach for a partners search and selection system to support the creation of Virtual Enterprises from a cluster of existing companies. This process is carried out in an agile, smart and secure manner, three basic enabling elements to enhance trust(More)
The paper presents a distributed, service-oriented and open ICT infrastructure (ICT-I) being developed in a European research project which aims at helping members of Collaborative Networks in doing businesses together. ICT-I services are used on-demand, based on the ASP and pay-per-use models. The proposed ICT-I are so far being implemented to support(More)