10th IFIP Working Conference on VIRTUAL ENTERPRISES Thessaloniki, GREECE, 7-9 October 2009

“Leveraging knowledge for innovation in Collaborative Networks” Paper submissions are encouraged for the following themes, and their related topics:

  • Innovation networks
    • Business ecosystems & emerging collaboration forms
    • New value systems and performance measurement
    • Innovation and risk management
    • Novel healthcare collaborative networks
    • Case studies
  • Networks of the future
    • Semantic web for collaborative networks
    • Content-aware networks
    • New technologies: MAS, Grid, pervasive computing
    • Interoperability
  • Internet of things and services
  • Proactive service ecosystems
  • Pervasive and cloud computing
  • Internet of things & new applications
  • Networks of machines and sensors
  • Collaborative transportation and energy networks

Social networks and communities of the future

  • Professional Virtual Communities
  • Social network analysis
  • Virtual worlds and new business models
  • Active aging & networks of retired professionals
  • Cognitive networks
  • Collective intelligence
  • Self-organizing systems
  • Ambient intelligence & Living Labs
  • The health of collaborative networks
  • Affective computing in collaboration
  • Network-level emotions and collaboration health
  • Network behavior – governance, contracting, trust, conflict resolution
  • Economic aspects of collaboration.

Papers may address reference modeling, road mapping, infrastructure design, novel supporting ICT architectures and tools, business models, socio-economic impact analysis, and education aspects, related to the above areas.

Deadlines: Abstracts submission: now Full paper submission: 4 Apr 09 Acceptance notice: 8 May 09 Camera-ready submission: 31 May 09 Visit the website

Acceptance of papers is based on the full paper (up to 8 pages). Each paper will be evaluated by three members of the International Program Committee. However, prospective authors should submit a short abstract in advance, in order to check if the proposed topic fits within the conference scope. PRO-VE proceedings (by Springer) are indexed in the ISI Web of Science. PRO-VE is ranked “A” in the Australian Ranking of ICT Conferences! PRO-VE is co-sponsored by IFIP and SOCOLNET.