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Agent-based formation of virtual organisations

Agent-based formation of virtual organisations
Agent-based formation of virtual organisations
Virtual organisations (VOs) are composed of a number of individuals, departments or organisations each of which has a range of capabilities and resources at their disposal. These VOs are formed so that resources may be pooled and services combined with a view to exploiting a perceived market niche. However, in the modern commercial environment it is essential to respond rapidly to changes in the market to remain competitive. Thus, there is a need for robust, agile, flexible systems to support the process of VO management. Within the CONOISE (www.conoise.org) project, agent-based models and techniques are being developed for the automated formation and maintenance of virtual organisations. In this paper we focus on the former, namely how an effective VO may be formed rapidly for a specified purpose.
Virtual Organisations, Agents
103-111
Norman, Timothy
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Preece, A.
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Chalmers, S.
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Jennings, N. R.
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Luck, M.
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Dang, V.D.
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Preece, A.
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Chalmers, S.
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Luck, M.
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Norman, Timothy, Preece, A., Chalmers, S., Jennings, N. R., Luck, M., Dang, V.D., Nguyen, T.D., Deora, V., Shao, J., Gray, A. and Fiddian, N. (2004) Agent-based formation of virtual organisations. International Journal of Knowledge Based Systems, 17 ((2-4)), 103-111.

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Abstract

Virtual organisations (VOs) are composed of a number of individuals, departments or organisations each of which has a range of capabilities and resources at their disposal. These VOs are formed so that resources may be pooled and services combined with a view to exploiting a perceived market niche. However, in the modern commercial environment it is essential to respond rapidly to changes in the market to remain competitive. Thus, there is a need for robust, agile, flexible systems to support the process of VO management. Within the CONOISE (www.conoise.org) project, agent-based models and techniques are being developed for the automated formation and maintenance of virtual organisations. In this paper we focus on the former, namely how an effective VO may be formed rapidly for a specified purpose.

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Published date: 2004
Keywords: Virtual Organisations, Agents
Organisations: Agents, Interactions & Complexity

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Local EPrints ID: 258849
URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/258849
PURE UUID: 84e9bc2c-a26c-46f1-9b6f-855454dfddce
ORCID for Timothy Norman: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-6387-4034

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Date deposited: 06 Sep 2004
Last modified: 06 Jul 2018 00:28

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