Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia

Virtual Enterprises

Code

7316

Academic unit

Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia

Department

Departamento de Engenharia Electrotécnica

Credits

6.0

Teacher in charge

Luís Manuel Camarinha de Matos

Weekly hours

5

Total hours

73

Teaching language

Português

Objectives

1. Knowledge: a) Base concepts of collaborative networks. b) General knowledge about support technologies. c) Analysis of requirements.

2. Know-how: a) Capacity to integrate multi-disciplinary knowledge. b) Capacity to deal with complex and evolving problems. c) Capacity to solve problems in new contexts.

3. Non-technical competencies: a) Pro-activity capacity. b) Capacity of realization. c) Team work and communication skills. d) Synthesis and critical analysis skills.

Prerequisites

Basic knowledge of computer technologies and Internet.

Subject matter

1. INTRODUCTION 
2. BASE CONCEPTS AND APPLICATIONS
3.ORGANIZATIONAL FORMS OF COLLABORATIVE NETWORKS
4. INFRASTRUCTURES FOR COLLABORATIVE NETWORKS
5. INFORMATION MANAGEMENT IN COLLABORATIVE NETWORKS
6. COORDINATION IN CN
7. DISTRIBUTED BUSINESS PROCESSES
8. SAFE COMMUNICATIONS IN CN
9. "BREEDING ENVIRONMENTS" 
10. PARTNERS SEARCH AND SELECTION
11. PORTALS 
12. E-COMMERCE AND E-MARKETS
13. PROFESSIONAL VRTUAL COMMUNITIES

Bibliography

- Course notes (slides) - L. M. Camarinha Matos

- INFRASTRUCTURES FOR VIRTUAL ENTERPRISES: Networking industrial enterprises, L. M. Camarinha-Matos, H. Afsarmanesh (Editores), Kluwer Academic Publishers.

 - Virtual Organizations: Systems and Practices, L. M. Camarinha-Matos, H. Afsarmanesh, M. Ollus, Springer.

 - The Agile Virtual Enterprise: Cases, Metrics, Tools, H. T. Goranson, Quorum Books.

- Collaborative Networks: Reference Modeling, L.M. Camarinha-Matos, H. Afsarmanesh, Springer.

 - Selected papers.

Evaluation method

1 Test: 50%  

1 Lab work with discussion, in 2 parts: 20%  (part A), 30% (part B).

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