Implementing self-organising virtual enterprises using social behaviour nets

Ping Jiang, Quentin Mair, Mingwei Yuan

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Frameworks to support Internet-based virtual enterprises are currently characterised as having fixed process models, fixed meta-data models and a fixed set of users at project inception. This paper proposes the SoBeNet architecture to support a highly dynamic, self-organised, Internet-based approach based on social interaction. The architecture is based on a multi-agent approach, Internet communication being achieved through RSS feeds. RSS conveys state changes by carrying data defined in a common ontology. Each agent assesses state changes using a virtual sensor by calculating the semantic distance between the change and its own interests.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)259-266
Number of pages8
JournalIFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2010


  • social behaviour nets
  • virtual enterprise
  • computer science


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