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Titolo:
Contract-driven creation and operation of virtual enterprises
Autore:
Hoffner, Y; Field, S; Grefen, P; Ludwig, H;
Indirizzi:
IBM Corp, Div Res, Zurich Res Lab, CH-8803 Ruschlikon, Switzerland IBM Corp Ruschlikon Switzerland CH-8803 CH-8803 Ruschlikon, Switzerland Univ Twente, Dept Comp Sci, Enschede, Netherlands Univ Twente Enschede Netherlands , Dept Comp Sci, Enschede, Netherlands
Titolo Testata:
COMPUTER NETWORKS-THE INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF COMPUTER AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS NETWORKING
fascicolo: 2, volume: 37, anno: 2001,
pagine: 111 - 136
SICI:
1389-1286(200110)37:2<111:CCAOOV>2.0.ZU;2-5
Fonte:
ISI
Lingua:
ENG
Keywords:
virtual markets; virtual enterprises; cross-organisational business processes; contract framework; service contracts; contract matchmaking; Contract Enactment Infrastructures (CEIs); Dynamic Enactment Infrastructure configuration;
Tipo documento:
Article
Natura:
Periodico
Settore Disciplinare:
Engineering, Computing & Technology
Citazioni:
25
Recensione:
Indirizzi per estratti:
Indirizzo: Hoffner, Y IBM Corp, Div Res, Zurich Res Lab, Saumerstr 4, CH-8803 Ruschlikon, Switzerland IBM Corp Saumerstr 4 Ruschlikon Switzerland CH-8803 witzerland
Citazione:
Y. Hoffner et al., "Contract-driven creation and operation of virtual enterprises", COMPUT NET, 37(2), 2001, pp. 111-136

Abstract

This paper examines the support needed for dynamically creating and managing contract-driven virtual enterprises. Our approach to virtual enterprisesviews contracts as the central theme that runs throughout the enterprises'life cycle and touches upon all major aspects thereof. A Contract Framework integrates the concepts and entities necessary for the contract-centred support. A combination of Virtual Market technology and an advanced Matchmaking Engine (MME) facilitates the creation of service markets where matching business partners can find each other. The market facilitates the deferment of business partner selection and contract signing tothe point when the need for the service arises. A set of pre-prepared Internal Enactment Specifications (IESs) provides the mapping of the contract to an organisational blueprint, specified in terms of the internal language,resources and infrastructure of each organisation. The blueprint provides a way of automating the configuration of the Contract Enactment Infrastructure (CEI) for the respective organisations. This complements the deferred selection of a business partner. Advanced CEI technology allows business processes to cross organisational boundaries while providing the consumer witha considerable degree of monitoring and control capability over the contracted service. The integration of our proposed framework and approach supports the creation and management of highly dynamic service markets with automated, fine-grained interaction between organisations, thereby fulfilling the flexibilityand efficiency requirements of modern e-business. The approach was used toimplement a number of example scenarios and the conclusions drawn from this experience are presented. (C) 2001 Elsevier Science B.V. All rights reserved.

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