Volume 2 Issue 4

Authors: Dr. Katalin Ternai; Mátyás Török

Abstract: Abstract- The objective of this paper is to present a general methodology for the modeling of business processes and achieving the automatic implementation of workflow processes in supporting software architecture. The model has been tested in a reference web architecture, where we have accomplished to create a general workflow management system based on generated processes. The methodology is the outcome of the eBEST project, which deals with equipping SMEs and SME associations with state-of-the-art software tools for ecosystem-wide business collaboration. The architecture serves as a shared environment for the cluster members, where member companies can cooperate on collective activity of common interest. In order to fulfill this requirement, the ecosystems need a workflow management solution that can be freely customized for their specific needs. We have developed a general model of transformation from business requirements to executable process definition and the actual software implementation for automated generation and management of collaborative workflow instances.

Keywords: Business Process Modeling; Semantic Business Process Management; Ontology; Model Driven Transformation; Workflow


Authors: Ching-hung Tseng; Shyh-ming Lin

Abstract: Abstract- This study addresses the conflict problem of DNPD (Distributed New Product Development) schedules that arises among multiple design chains. A DNPD process is composed of certain parallel and sequential activities, fulfilled by a core company and some satellite companies. Companies involved in DNPD processes form a loosely coupled multiple design chains network. The design chain companies, in dynamically changing business environment, must frequently adjust their ongoing DNPD activities to meet market requirements. Any adjustment made in the multiple design chains network is likely to bring the interdependent companies into conflict. With no coordination mechanism, such kind of conflict will delay the product launch time, lead to considerable profit loss, and make the core companies lose their competitive positions. This study tries to solve the conflict problem by first adopting the congestion games model to formulate the design chain dynamic conflict problem, proposing an agent based problem solving technique to coordinate the conflict and then applying physical agents to implement a distributed coordination mechanism for the multiple design chains. To evaluate the performance of the mechanism, this study takes the simulated multiple design chains as the cases to carry out some experiments on it. The experimental results demonstrate the validity of our mechanism.

Keywords: Design Chain; Distributed New Product Development; Process Schedule Conflict Coordination; Congestion Games; Software Agents


Authors: Murthy Rallapalli

Abstract: Abstract- A key part of efforts to improve consumer confidence to ensure the growth of electronic commerce requires a balance and promotion of an effective information privacy protection. The idea of a Socio-Technical System (STS) enabled by a Privacy framework to provide better privacy protection is often the focus of several privacy researchers. Given two types of similar STS where one is enabled by a Privacy framework, the other is not, how do web user’s rate the sites in terms of privacy trust. This paper addresses and compares privacy trust factors between the two. Privacy Framework enabled websites act as an important tool in encouraging the development of appropriate information privacy protections. In addition, they provide a better way for individuals to retain a measure of control over their personal information. However, an end user is more concerned with the effective implementation of privacy policies by the service providers as presented in their privacy policies. This paper hypothesizes that ‘Framework Enabled STS’ have increased information privacy protection than their counterparts that are not enabled by any privacy frameworks.

Keywords: Privacy; Socio-Technical System; Privacy Framework; Privacy Framework Enabled Website


Authors: Roberto P. Razzoli; Rinaldo C. Michelini

Abstract: Abstract- The paper suitably looks at the fancy build-up of our planned constructions, conventionally assessing on-the-go progress. The survey covers the tricky cross-links of “collective orders” and acknowledged “rationality”, viz., respect and dependence assigned to mind objects expressing culture and ethics. Subsequently, our relationship with the external world is shortly tacked, because we need some sort of certainty about the “real” consistency of what is perceived, to trust in the planned improvements. In the following, the substantiation moves to “intelligence” enabled processes, with especial focus on political cohesion rules, necessary foundation of the organised effectiveness. Then, the conditional framework of the human progress continuance is sketched, using an overview of existing economy globalisation drawbacks, to enlighten requirements imposed by the impending ecology globalisation. Last, the focus is moved to sketch the legitimation of worldwide eco-regulation shared imperatives. The account repeats known facts, only, perhaps, assembled with unusual construal.

Keywords: Man Civilisation; Economy Globalisation; Ecology Globalisation; Social Progress; Sustainable Growth