ICT issues among collaborative enterprises: From rigid to adaptive agent-based technologies

Wortmann, J. & Szirbik, N., 2001, In : Production Planning & Control. 12, 5, p. 452-465 12 p.

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In this paper a review is presented of the current trends in IT interorganizational integration. A special emphasis is put on the Virtual Enterprise case. It is argued that the conceptual, structural and technological changes in the enterprise-to-enterprise interaction are producing a paradigm shift in how the conceptualization and design of future ICT systems. The emergences of component and agent technologies are important factors in this paradigm shift. The main features of the agent paradigm are presented, namely empowerment and cooperative interaction, and a short review given of the frameworks, tools and other technology related aspects, like code mobility and mobileagent systems. Finally, two mobile agent systems are presented.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)452-465
Number of pages12
JournalProduction Planning & Control
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2001

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