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Delivering Services by Building and Running Virtual Organisations

Delivering Services by Building and Running Virtual Organisations
Delivering Services by Building and Running Virtual Organisations
In our view, customers in the future are likely to obtain their services from coalitions of service providers. These coalitions can be described as virtual organisations (VOs); they are group of service providers that form relationships to service customers’ demands on an ad-hoc basis. For a VO to be effective, it must be reliable and scalable, and realistically, it must be created and maintained in a dynamic, open and competitive environment. The CONOISE-G pro ject has focused on resolving the technology challenges that emerged from these requirements. Specifically, CONOISE-G provides mechanisms to assure effective operation of VOs in the face of failure, unexpected events and changing requirements in dynamic, open and competitive environment. In this paper, we describe the CONOISE-G system; motivated by a scenario based on mobile service provision; outline its use in the context of VO formation and perturbation and review current efforts to progress the work to deal with unreliable information sources.
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Nguyen, T. D., Thompson, S. G., Patel, J., Teacy, W. T. L., Jennings, N. R., Luck, M., Dang, V., Chalmers, S., Oren, N., Norman, Timothy, Preece, A., Gray, P. M. D., Shercliff, G., Stockreisser, P. J., Shao, J., Gray, W. A. and Fiddian, N. J. (2006) Delivering Services by Building and Running Virtual Organisations. BT Technology Journal, 24 (1), 141-152.

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In our view, customers in the future are likely to obtain their services from coalitions of service providers. These coalitions can be described as virtual organisations (VOs); they are group of service providers that form relationships to service customers’ demands on an ad-hoc basis. For a VO to be effective, it must be reliable and scalable, and realistically, it must be created and maintained in a dynamic, open and competitive environment. The CONOISE-G pro ject has focused on resolving the technology challenges that emerged from these requirements. Specifically, CONOISE-G provides mechanisms to assure effective operation of VOs in the face of failure, unexpected events and changing requirements in dynamic, open and competitive environment. In this paper, we describe the CONOISE-G system; motivated by a scenario based on mobile service provision; outline its use in the context of VO formation and perturbation and review current efforts to progress the work to deal with unreliable information sources.

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Published date: 2006
Organisations: Agents, Interactions & Complexity

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URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/263310
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Date deposited: 11 Jan 2007
Last modified: 06 Jun 2018 12:19

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