13th IFIP Working Conference on VIRTUAL ENTERPRISES Bournemouth, UK, 01-03 October 2012

A plurality of scientific communities in Computer Science, Engineering, Economics, Management, and Socio-Human sciences are encouraged to submit. Both theoretical works and sound case studies are expected. The conference will include technical papers and discussion panels. Proposals for organizing associated events, namely by project consortia focused on the area of Collaborative Networks are welcome.

  • Future Internet – concepts and mechanisms
    • Internet of Services
    • Service Infrastructures
  • Cloud Computing and Collaborative Networks
    • Cloud computing architectures in support of collaboration
    • Business approaches and models
  • Services Science
    • Modeling and formalization
    • Service ecologies and Service parks
  • Software services architectures
    • Service composition
    • Semantic service discovery
  • Collaborative Business Processes and Service Composition
    • Integrated services / value-added services
    • Business process and service composition
  • Collaborative Cyber-Physical Systems
    • CPS Infrastructures
    • Sensing Enterprise and Internet of Events
    • Collaborative CPS societies
  • Behavioral issues and governance
    • Typologies of collaborative behaviors
    • Trust modeling and management
    • Risk and uncertainty management
    • Serious games in CN
    • Affective computing in CN
  • Business models
    • New models of value creation for Product-Service Systems
    • Business models for service-oriented production networks
  • Collaborative Networks and Big Societal Challenges
    • Role of CNs in addressing big emerging challenges
    • Case studies and new directions
  • Application areas (examples!)
    • Eco-Industrial Parks
    • Healthcare collaborative systems
    • Active Ageing Networks
    • Ambient Assisted Living networks
    • Distributed manufacturing networks
    • Educational networks
    • Transportation and mobility support networks
    • Collaborative e-government
    • Agribusiness networks
    • Disaster rescue networks

Deadlines: Short Abstracts submission: CLOSED; Full paper submission: 15 April 2012 (extended hard deadline 29 April 2012); Acceptance notice: 19 May 2012 Camera-ready submission: 31 May 2012.

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. Proposals for special sessions and workshops are welcome. Proceedings to be published by Springer. (Note: Previous years proceedings were indexed by ISI Web of Science) As in previous years, special issues of journals will be published with selected papers. PRO-VE is co-sponsored by IFIP and SOCOLNET.