14th IFIP Working Conference on VIRTUAL ENTERPRISES Dresden, Germany, 30 September-02 October 2013

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. 

New directions in global manufacturing

– Glocal  enterprise
– Service-enhanced products support
– Sensing enterprise networks
– Sustainable manufacturing networks

Product Life Cycle Support

– Modeling and manufacturing / servicing alternatives 
– Recycling, refurbishing, retroffiting and facility management

Beyond Cloud Computing

– CC architectures in support of collaboration 
– Business approaches and models
– Link between cloud and cyber-physical systems

Collaborative Business Processes and Service Architectures

– Integrated services / value-added services
– Collaborative business processes
– Service composition
– Semantic service discovery

Collaborative Cyber-Physical Systems

– CPS infrastructures and Internet of Things
– Sensing enterprise and Internet of Events
– Collaborative CPS societies

Behavioral Issues and Governance

– Trust modeling and management 
– Risk and uncertainty management
– Serious games in collaborative networks
– Affective computing in collaborative networks
– Collective awareness systems
– Governance models for CNS
– Legal frameworks

Business Models

– New models of value creation for Product-Service Systems
– Business models for service-oriented production networks
– Project progress management

Case Studies (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
– Construction projects
– Energy efficient production networks

Deadlines: Short Abstracts submission: CLOSED; Full paper submission: 14 April 2013 (extended hard deadline 26 April 2013); Acceptance notice: 12 May 2013 Camera-ready submission: 31 May 2013.

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.