Modeling and Analysis of Interactions in Virtual Enterprises

Hasan Davulcu, Michael Kifer, L. Robert Pokorny, C. R. Ramakrishnan, I. V. Ramakrishnan, Steven Dawson


Advances in computer networking technology and open system standards are making the creation and management virtual enterprises feasible. A virtual enterprise is a temporary consortium of autonomous, diverse, and possibly geographically dispersed organizations that pool their resources to meet short-term objectives and exploit fast-changing market trends. For a virtual enterprise to succeed, its business processes must be automated, and its startup costs must be minimized.

In this paper we describe a formal framework for modeling and reasoning about interactions in a virtual enterprise. Such a framework will form the basis for tools that provide automated support for creation and operation of virtual enterprises.

Bibtex Entry:

author = {Hasan Davulcu and  Michael Kifer and  L. Robert Pokorny and  C. R. Ramakrishnan and  I. V. Ramakrishnan and  Steven Dawson},
title = {Modeling and Analysis of Interactions in Virtual Enterprises},
booktitle = {Ninth International Workshop on Research Issues on Data Engineering: Information Technology for Virtual Enterprises ({RIDE})},
address = {Sydney, Australia},
month = {March},
pages = {12--18},
publisher = {IEEE Computer Society},
year = {1999}

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