By Sebastiano Trigila (auth.), Claudia Linnhoff-Popien, Heinz-Gerd Hegering (eds.)
USM 2000 is the 3rd occasion in a chain of overseas IFIP/GI meetings on traits in allotted structures. Following the venues in Aachen, Germany (1996) and Hamburg, Germany (1998), this occasion in Munich considers the rage in the direction of a common carrier marketplace – USM 2000. the fashion in the direction of a common provider industry has many origins, e.g., the combination of telecom and knowledge communications, the deregulation e?orts with appreciate to telco markets, the globalization of knowledge, the virtualization of businesses, the requirement of a brief time-to-market, the advances in community applied sciences, the expanding attractiveness of e-commerce, and the rise in - bility. This results in new business-to-business (B2B) and business-to-customer (B2C) environments that o?er either demanding situations and possibilities to businesses and end-users. there's the necessity for ubiquitous companies, buying and selling, brokering and data administration, for provider marketplace and company versions, and for ?e- ble infrastructures for dynamic collaboration. Researchers, provider proprietors, and clients needs to cooperate to establish the app- priate specifications for a common carrier industry and to ?nd recommendations with admire to aiding systems, middleware, disbursed functions, and m- agement. the foundation for those answer is a typical realizing of capacity for de?ning, growing, enforcing, and deploying the carrier marketplace. Then, s- vice industry makers, provider aggregators, carrier auctioneers, ISP, ASP, BPO, and clients can freely engage in a dynamic, open, and common industry place.