PRO-VE12 - 13th IFIP Working Conference on Virtual Enterprises (PRO-VE'12)

Venue: Bournemouth

Location: Bournemouth, United Kingdom

Event Date/Time: Oct 01, 2012 End Date/Time: Oct 03, 2012
Registration Date: Sep 15, 2012
Early Registration Date: Jul 15, 2012
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Collaborative Networks in the Internet of Services
Recent developments under the umbrella of Future Internet offer new concepts and mechanisms to support a new generation of advanced collaborative networks. Particularly relevant is the consolidation of the Internet of Services and its associated infrastructures and related concepts such as service ecologies and service parks. Complementarily, progress on Cyber Physical Systems induce new virtualization possibilities for resources and capabilities, leading to notions of Industrial Internet, Sensing Enterprise, Internet of Events, etc.
Moving from services, provide by a single entity, to more complex or integrated multi-stakeholder services calls for new approaches in dynamic service composition and thus the effective consideration of the “collaboration” perspective. This is a fundamental step in reducing the gap between the notions of technical service and business service.
Collaborative Networks not only benefit from these new possibilities, but bring important contributions at various levels, including structural and behavioural models, value systems and value creation, and the business perspective. On the other hand, the development of the so-called Services Science adds clarification to the semantics of the service concept in which context synergies with collaborative networks need to be further explored.
The accumulated body of empiric knowledge and the size of the involved research community in Collaborative Networks provide the basis for leveraging the potential of the new concepts and mechanisms in addressing big societal challenges and consolidating the scientific discipline on “Collaborative Networks”. Such discipline is strongly multidisciplinary and thus PRO-VE Working Conference is designed to offer a major opportunity to mix contributions from Computer Science, Engineering, Economics, Managerial or Socio-Human communities.
The main theme of PRO-VE’12 focuses thus on crucial aspects to empower Collaborative Networks as a main actor of change in society.

PRO-VE, as the most focused scientific / technical conference in the area, offers a major opportunity for the presentation and discussion of both latest research developments and industrial practice case studies. Following the IFIP international mission, the PRO-VE conference offers a forum for collaboration among different regions of the world. This conference continues a series of successful conferences of PRO-VE’99 (Porto, Portugal), PRO-VE 2000 (Florianópolis, Brazil), PRO-VE’02 (Sesimbra, Portugal), PRO-VE’03 (Lugano, Switzerland), PRO-VE’04 (Toulouse, France), PRO-VE’05 (Valencia, Spain), PRO-VE’06 (Helsinki, Finland), PRO-VE’07 (Guimarães, Portugal), PRO-VE’08 (Poznan, Poland), PRO-VE’09 (Thessaloniki, Greece), PRO-VE’10 (St. Etienne, France), and PRO-VE’11 (S. Paulo, Brazil).