Advances in Networked Enterprises: Virtual Organizations, Balanced Automation, and Systems Integration - IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology 53 (Hardback)Luis M. Camarinha-Matos (editor), Hamideh Afsarmanesh (editor), Heinz-H. Erbe (editor)
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The main emphasis of this book is on virtual enterprises and other networked organizations, with special focus on: supporting infrastructures and management of distributed business processes, intelligent multi-agent systems, knowledge management, human interfaces, and socio-economical aspects. Also included in the book are related topics on automation, both in manufacturing and transportation. Special attention is assigned to the fact that advances in information technology and new organizational paradigms will be used not only to induce new economic structures, but also to help a sustainable migration of existing systems towards the new economy. When electronic business initiatives attract such widespread attention, it is important to conciliate the `old' and `new' economies under a balanced perspective.
Advances in Networked Enterprises is essential reading for researchers and engineering students in production engineering, computer science, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, industrial sociology, and transportation, as well as for engineers and practitioners in manufacturing and transportation systems organization and planning.
Number of pages: 488
Weight: 1940 g
Dimensions: 234 x 156 x 26 mm
Edition: 2000 ed.
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