A Socio-technical Approach for Transient SME Alliances [chapter]

Yacine Rezgui
2009 IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology  
The paper discusses technical requirements to promote the adoption of alliance modes of operation by SMEs in the construction sector. These requirements have provided a basis for specifying a set of functionality to support the collaboration and cooperation needs of SMEs. While service-oriented architectures and semantic web services provide the middleware technology to implement the identified functionality, a number of key technical limitations have been identified, including lack of support
more » ... or the dynamic and non-functional characteristics of SME alliances distributed business processes, lack of execution monitoring functionality to manage running business processes, and lack of support for semantic reasoning to enable SME business process service composition. The paper examines these issues and provides key directions for supporting SME alliances effectively.
doi:10.1007/978-3-642-04568-4_62 fatcat:vzkxlm3r6rbxbmyarwujivokde