Overview.- Motivation for a theoretical foundation for collaborative networks.- Related work on reference modeling for collaborative networks.- Towards a CN reference model.- Overview.- Reference modeling: Needs and basic terminology.- Collaboration forms.- The ARCON modeling framework.- ARCON reference models for collaborative networks.- A comprehensive semantic indexing schema for ARCON.- Further steps on CN reference modeling.- Modeling Tools And Approaches.- Overview.- A survey of modeling methods and tools.- A survey of soft modeling approaches for collaborative networks.- Modeling examples.- Overview.- A multi-model approach to analyze inter-organizational trust in VBEs.- Networked partner selection with robust portfolio modeling.- Modeling collaboration preparedness assessment.- A benefit analysis model for collaborative networks.- An approach in value systems modeling.- Selection of a virtual organization coordinator.- Modeling the value of expectations in collaborative networked organizations.- Prospective performance measurement in virtual organizations.- Erratum.
Introduction.- Towards a CN Reference Model.- Modeling Tools and Approaches.- Modeling Examples.- Subjects Index.
Collaborative Networks: Reference Modeling works to establish a theoretical foundation for Collaborative Networks. Particular emphasis is put on modeling multiple facets of collaborative networks and establishing a comprehensive modeling framework that captures and structures diverse perspectives of these complex entities. Further, this book introduces a contribution to the definition of reference models for Collaborative Networks.
Collaborative Networks: Reference Modeling provides valuable elements for researchers, PhD students, engineers, managers, and leading practitioners interested in collaborative systems and networked society.
Establishes a theoretical foundation for Collaborative Networks
Emphasis on modeling multiple facets of collaborative networks
Valuable reference for researchers and practitioners alike