Grid Technology for Maximizing Collaborative Decision Management and Support: Advancing Effective Virtual Organizations

Grid Technology for Maximizing Collaborative Decision Management and Support: Advancing Effective Virtual Organizations

Nik Bessis (University of Bedfordshire, UK)
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Release Date: May, 2009|Copyright: © 2009 |Pages: 360
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-60566-364-7
ISBN13: 9781605663647|ISBN10: 1605663646|EISBN13: 9781605663654
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Description:

Managers today are experiencing an increased focus on emergent collaborative technologies designed to enable virtual organization users to share resources and accomplish complex tasks better.

Grid Technology for Maximizing Collaborative Decision Management and Support: Advancing Effective Virtual Organizations provides a state-of-the-art collection of opportunities and applicable practices of grid technology to sustain competitive advantage. Offering a collection of international research studies by leading experts, this book describes how grid technology can be applied to serve the purpose within interconnected organizations in an effective and efficient collaborative setting.

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The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Building service-oriented grid applications
  • Control dynamics
  • Maximizing collaborative emergency response
  • Placement and scheduling over grid warehouses
  • Scenarios of next generation grid applications
  • Semantics-based process support
  • Socio-technical virtual organization
  • Sustainable and interoperable e-infrastructures
  • Trust, virtual teams, and grid technology
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This book will ensure that Grid technology shall be of the fullest interest to decision makers seeking collaborative decision management and support by advancing effective virtual organizations.

– Nik Bessis, University of Bedfordshire, UK
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Nik Bessis is currently a principal lecturer (Associate Professor) in the Department of Computer Science and Technology at University of Bedfordshire (UK). He obtained a BA (1991) from the TEI of Athens and completed his MA (1995) and PhD (2002) at De Montfort University (Leicester, UK). His research interest is the analysis, research, and delivery of user-led developments with regard to trust, data integration, annotation, and data push methods and services in distributed environments. These have a particular focus on the study and use of next generation and grid technologies methods for the benefit of various virtual organizational settings. He is involved in and leading a number of funded research and commercial projects in these areas. Dr. Bessis has published numerous papers and articles in international conferences and journals, and he is the editor of two books and the Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Distributed Systems and Technologies (IJDST). In addition, Dr. Bessis is a regular reviewer of several journals and conferences and has served as an associate editor, a scientific program committee member, and a session chair in numerous international conferences.
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Editorial Review Board
  • Tatiana's Bouzdine-Chameeva, Bordeaux Business School, France
  • Maozhen Li, Brunel University, UK
  • Wen-Yang Lin, National University of Kaohsiung, Taiwan
  • Iain Phillips, Loughborough University, UK
  • Antonio Puliafito, University of Messina, Italy
  • Alain Roy, University of Wisconsin-Madison US
  • Richard O. Sinnott, University of Glasgow, UK
  • Yong Yue, University of Bedfordshire, UK