The Special Issue Editors:
Dr. Namkyu Park, Intelligenceware Inc., Seoul, Korea Prof. George L. Kovacs, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budapest, Hungary Prof. Shimon Y. Nof, Purdue University, W. Lafayette IN, USA
This special issue is co-sponsored by IFAC-TC MIM, Manufacturing Modeling for Management and Control.
You are kindly invited to submit a paper on "e-Work models and cases" to this special issue. It will cover new developments for collaboration and integration technology, business-to-business production/commerce, end-to-end integration, distributed databases and knowledge transformation, and workflow middleware, which advance e-work technology and research in the context of production and service.
From the beginning of the 21st century, networked organizations have been a key trend in the economy. As enterprise alliances and globalization moves further, e-Work over distributed working environments becomes more important. e-Work has been defined as the computer-supported and communication-enabled work activities, involving networked organizations of humans/robots/agents/autonomous systems. Rapid growth in information technology and Internet applications in production and service sectors require the development of theoretical models of e-Work, and relevant formulae for their design and implementation. The adoption and adaptation of the novel information concepts and technologies to manufacturing or service areas are one of the major challenges for the e-Work research community. This special issue is consequently planned to compile excellent research results and organize case studies pertaining to e-Work in the context of collaboration and integration in distributed environments.
Relevant topics include, but are not limited to, the following.
- Methodologies and models of collaboration and integration in terms of both information and production/service.
- Business-to-business e-commerce (team integration)
- Collaborative production/commerce by distributed planning or e-marketplaces
- Enterprise integrity through application-to-application integration
- Business process automation and integration
- Operations planning on the network: ASP services, portals, EAI, etc.
- Production, strategy, policy, and training/education with e-Work context.
- Security, protocols, distributed database integration
- Workflows in production and business
- Standards on data transformation for B2B production
- Applications and case studies of distributed working environments
- ERP or PDM applications for B2B supply chain
- Applications, design tools, technologies, and software tools
- e-work applications for individual industry - from manufacturing to services
- Production alternatives with multimedia and mobile applications
- Distribution and protection of intellectual capital over virtual and extended organizations
- Algorithms and intelligent procedures on bidding, negotiation, and auction over the Internet
- Virtual simulation for distributed planning/design
- Optimization of e-Work control models
- Productivity measures for e-Work
In addition to the topics listed above, ideas or papers that are appropriate to the theme of this Call for Papers are welcome.
Submission deadline: March 2002. Authors are asked to submit three high quality copies of the paper. The paper should explicitly indicate the relevance of the theme to the special issue. Authors are encouraged to clearly describe the salient concepts and novel features of their work with theoretical aspects, and innovative applications or case illustrations for a meaningful review by the referees.
Notification of acceptance: May 2002. Anonymous referees, following the normal PPC procedures, will review papers independently.
Final revisions due: 31 July 2002. The final manuscript shall not exceed 20 pages, including figures, tables.
Publication is tentatively scheduled before the end of 2002.
Follow the general guidelines of "Production Planning and Control" journal. You can find the editorial format on the web at http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/tf/09537287.html Biographical information should be also submitted on a separate sheet, including all co-authors" information.
Articles, including all of the above information, should be sent to:
Authors from Asia, Australia: Dr. Namkyu Park, Intelligenceware, Inc., 9F, Mi-Rae Asset Venture Tower 996-1, Daechi-Dong, Kangnam-Gu, Seoul 135-280, Korea. e-mail: email@example.com
Authors from Europe, Middle East, Africa: Prof. George L. Kovacs, Computer and Automation Institute, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, 1111 Budapest, Kende u. 13-17, Hungary. e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Authors from America: Prof. Shimon Y. Nof, 1287 Grissom Hall, School of Industrial Engineering, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN 47907-1287, USA. e-mail: email@example.com