Title: Reference models supporting enterprise networks and virtual enterprises

Authors: Martin Tolle, Peter Bernus

Addresses: Department of Manufacturing Engineering and Management, Technical University of Denmark. Griffith University, Nathan (Brisbane), Queensland 4111, Australia

Abstract: This article analyses different types of reference models applicable to support the set up and (re)configuration of Virtual Enterprises (VEs). Reference models are models capturing concepts common to VEs aiming to convert the task of setting up a VE into a configuration task, and hence reducing the time needed for VE creation. The reference models are analysed through a mapping onto the Virtual Enterprise Reference Architecture (VERA) based upon GERAM and created in the IMS GLOBEMEN project.

Keywords: virtual enterprise; reference model; reference architecture

DOI: 10.1504/IJNVO.2003.003516

International Journal of Networking and Virtual Organisations, 2003 Vol.2 No.1, pp.2 - 15

Published online: 12 Sep 2003 *

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