Collaboration can be defined as the way companies are actively working together towards common objectives, where sharing information with multiple participants is a key activity. Thus, integrated and collaborative environments require the appropriate use of technologies to make relationships among partners stronger in order to capture and store the transactions and also the environment events and proposals. These proposals must be then analysed from a local planning perspective to support a joint creation of information sharing processes. Thereafter, systems under this collaborative environment must take into account matters such as the geographical dispersion among customers and suppliers, product demand patterns as well as product characteristics. In addition, an effective collaboration leads to collaborative advantages and also to a better partnership performance. Hence, the main implication of those relationships are that partners are oriented to create win-win situations, in which all the participants of one particular environment collaborate to be more competitive against other environments. In order to understand and visualise this better, different perspectives of collaborations in real environments are required to summarize and validate the wide range of solutions for the decision making process in those environments.
Collect high quality papers, which cover academics, practitioners and enterprises’ points of views, as well as real problems and issues from the implementation of collaborative perspectives in different kinds of environments. Hence, subjects as: Distributed Group Support Systems, Collaborative Decision Making, Supply Chain Management, Information Technologies and Simulation to support real collaborative environments are particularly welcome. In addition, real applications are highly expected. The selection will be based on Full Papers and some high quality short papers from the London and Paris EWG-DSS 2011 workshops.
NEXT IMPORTANT DATES
- Manuscript pre-selection author’s notifications:
- Week after the EWG-DSS / DASIG Paris 2011 Joint-Workshop.
- Manuscript submission deadline:
- February 13th, 2012
- Notification of acceptance:
- March 30th, 2012
- Submission of final revised manuscript due:
- May 11th, 2012
- Publication of special issue: 3rd Quarter of 2012
Authors should follow the LNBIP Springer manuscript format at the LNBIP site: http://www.springer.com/series/7911. Questions and enquires should be sent to the following email: J.E.Hernandez@liverpool.ac.uk. The submission platform and procedures will be announced to the selected authors. In addition, authors, whose selected papers have been accepted for Journal Special Issues of the EWG-DSS 2011 London and the EWG-DSS / DASIG Paris-2011 workshops, must consider for their LNBIP manuscript submission at least 30% difference from the original published paper.
University of Liverpool
Université Paul Sabatier
SimTech Simulation Technology / ILTC
University of Belgrade
University of Plymouth
UNINOVA – CA3