Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10149/95433
Title:
Emergent process interoperability within virtual organisations
Book Title:
Agent-based technologies and applications for enterprise interoperability
Authors:
Carpenter, M. R. (Martin); Mehandjiev, N. D. (Nikolay); Stalker, I. D. (Iain)
Editors:
Fischer, K. (Klaus); Müller, J. P. (Jörg); Odell, J. (James); Berre, A. J. (Arne)
Affiliation:
University of Manchester. School of Informatics.
Citation:
Carpenter, M. R., Mehandjiev, N. D. and Stalker, I. D. (2009) 'Emergent process interoperability within virtual organisations' in Fischer, K. et. al. (eds) Agent-based technologies and applications for enterprise interoperability, Lecture notes in business information processing, Vol.25. Heidelberg: Springer Berlin, pp.63-79.
Publisher:
Springer Berlin
Conference:
International workshops on agent-based technologies and applications for enterprise interoperability, ATOP 2008, Estoril, May 12 - 13, 2008
Issue Date:
2009
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10149/95433
DOI:
10.1007/978-3-642-01668-4_4
Abstract:
The current speed of market change means that business opportunities today are increasingly short-lived. To successfully pursue these opportunities, enterprises increasingly establish virtual organisations, drawing upon established networks of partners having complementary skills and expertise. The formation of a virtual organisation traditionally derives from a top-down decomposition of a business goal into a set of activities, followed by a recruitment of members to implement these activities. As this essentially presupposes a closed-world context, it does not foster innovative solutions and will fail if a decomposition cannot be found or the recruited members cannot work with each other. The approach proposed here aims to address these challenges through innovative use of agent technology, allowing process interoperability to emerge as a result of shared interests and complementary expertise of individual agents. Members of the virtual organisation are drawn from a comparatively stable yet open business ecosystem or virtual breeding environment [1] in response to a business opportunity which is "pinned" to a notice board as soon as it appears. We show how this approach can complement top-down decomposition, using a simple case study and a prototype. The prototype is implemented in JADE.
Type:
Book Chapter; Meetings and Proceedings
Language:
en
Keywords:
business opportunities; virtual organisations; top-down; business goal; process interoperability; JADE
Series/Report no.:
Lecture notes in business information processing; Volume 25
ISSN:
1865-1348; 1865-1356
Rights:
Author can archive post-print (ie final draft post-refereeing). For full details see http://www.sherpa.ac.uk/romeo/ [Accessed 01/04/2010]
Citation Count:
0 [Scopus, 01/04/2010]

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dc.contributor.authorCarpenter, M. R. (Martin)en
dc.contributor.authorMehandjiev, N. D. (Nikolay)en
dc.contributor.authorStalker, I. D. (Iain)en
dc.contributor.editorFischer, K. (Klaus)en
dc.contributor.editorMüller, J. P. (Jörg)en
dc.contributor.editorOdell, J. (James)en
dc.contributor.editorBerre, A. J. (Arne)en
dc.date.accessioned2010-04-01T08:05:49Z-
dc.date.available2010-04-01T08:05:49Z-
dc.date.issued2009-
dc.identifier.issn1865-1348-
dc.identifier.issn1865-1356-
dc.identifier.doi10.1007/978-3-642-01668-4_4-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10149/95433-
dc.description.abstractThe current speed of market change means that business opportunities today are increasingly short-lived. To successfully pursue these opportunities, enterprises increasingly establish virtual organisations, drawing upon established networks of partners having complementary skills and expertise. The formation of a virtual organisation traditionally derives from a top-down decomposition of a business goal into a set of activities, followed by a recruitment of members to implement these activities. As this essentially presupposes a closed-world context, it does not foster innovative solutions and will fail if a decomposition cannot be found or the recruited members cannot work with each other. The approach proposed here aims to address these challenges through innovative use of agent technology, allowing process interoperability to emerge as a result of shared interests and complementary expertise of individual agents. Members of the virtual organisation are drawn from a comparatively stable yet open business ecosystem or virtual breeding environment [1] in response to a business opportunity which is "pinned" to a notice board as soon as it appears. We show how this approach can complement top-down decomposition, using a simple case study and a prototype. The prototype is implemented in JADE.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherSpringer Berlinen
dc.relation.ispartofseriesLecture notes in business information processing-
dc.relation.ispartofseriesVolume 25-
dc.rightsAuthor can archive post-print (ie final draft post-refereeing). For full details see http://www.sherpa.ac.uk/romeo/ [Accessed 01/04/2010]en
dc.subjectbusiness opportunitiesen
dc.subjectvirtual organisationsen
dc.subjecttop-downen
dc.subjectbusiness goalen
dc.subjectprocess interoperabilityen
dc.subjectJADEen
dc.titleEmergent process interoperability within virtual organisationsen
dc.typeBook Chapteren
dc.typeMeetings and Proceedingsen
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Manchester. School of Informatics.en
dc.title.bookAgent-based technologies and applications for enterprise interoperabilityen
dc.identifier.conferenceInternational workshops on agent-based technologies and applications for enterprise interoperability, ATOP 2008, Estoril, May 12 - 13, 2008en
ref.citationcount0 [Scopus, 01/04/2010]en
or.citation.harvardCarpenter, M. R., Mehandjiev, N. D. and Stalker, I. D. (2009) 'Emergent process interoperability within virtual organisations' in Fischer, K. et. al. (eds) Agent-based technologies and applications for enterprise interoperability, Lecture notes in business information processing, Vol.25. Heidelberg: Springer Berlin, pp.63-79.-
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