11th IFIP Working Conference on VIRTUAL ENTERPRISES

Saint-Etienne, France, 11-13 October 2010


Technical Sponsors

Cluster Gospi


Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Mines
New University of Lisbon

Conference Program




Keynote Speakers

    Dr Juan Carlos Augusto

    "Ambient Intelligence and Collaborative Networks"

Juan Carlos Augusto (Ph.D., 1998) has contributed to the research community with 115 publications. During the last 7 years he has been focused on helping to develop the area of Intelligent Environments and most of his output relates to this area.  The latest edited volume being the Handbook on Ambient Intelligence and Smart Environments (Springer, 2009). He has given invited keynotes and tutorials at various international events. He has co-chaired numerous events (workshops and conferences) on Ambient Intelligence related topics (the latest one is ISAMI'10).  He is the Editor in Chief for the Book Series on Ambient Intelligence and Smart Environments and co-Editor in Chief for the Journal on Ambient Intelligence and Smart Environments (JAISE), both published by IOS Press.

    Professor Benoit Montreuil

    "Toward a Physical Internet: A Global Sustainability Focused Collaborative
    Networking Initiative"

Benoit Montreuil holds a Ph.D. (1982) in Industrial Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology (Atlanta, U.S.A.). After being on the industrial engineering faculty of UQTR and Purdue University, since 1988 he is professor of operations and decisions systems in the faculty of administration sciences at Université Laval in Quebec City, Canada. He holds the Canada Research Chair in Enterprise Engineering and the the NSERC-Bell-Cisco Research Chair in Business Design. He is a founding member of the CIRRELT Interuniversity Research Centre on Enterprise Networks, Logistics and Transportation. His main research interests lie in developing concepts, methodologies and technologies for creating, transforming and enabling businesses and value creation networks to thrive in thrive in a fast evolving world. He has extensive advisory, entrepreneurial and collaborative research experience with industry.

Saint-Etienne, France

Saint-Etienne by night

Saint-Etienne, France

Cité of Design

Saint-Etienne, France

Ecole des Mines

Saint-Etienne, France

Modern Art Museum

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