Title: Planning in virtual enterprises

Authors: Jurgen Dorn

Addresses: Institut fur Informationssysteme, Technische Universitat Wien, Favoritenstrasse, 9–11, A-1040 Vienna, Austria

Abstract: The MOVE-project aims at a general methodology and a reusable software framework to support the coordination and cooperation in virtual enterprises and to optimise individual business processes and required resources. This paper examines the requirements for computer supported planning in virtual enterprises with a focus on optimisation of the partly contradictionary objectives satisfying customer and supplier interests. We present a first solution and its experimental evaluation. The concepts are demonstrated in a tourism scenario.

Keywords: virtual enterprises; resource allocation; multi-criteria optimisation; computer supported planning; tourism; web services; internet; e-business; electronic business.

DOI: 10.1504/IJEB.2004.005887

International Journal of Electronic Business, 2004 Vol.2 No.5, pp.557 - 565

Published online: 23 Dec 2004 *

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