Cinco: Collaborative and Interoperable Computing



Selected publications

The CINCO group mission is to develop solutions for service interoperability and management of dynamically formed service collaborations and peer communities. The solutions are grounded to a global infrastructure that supports interoperability and contract-based community management (establishment, control and breach recovery), and complemented with service-oriented software engineering practices.

Below, you can find our recommendations for referencing our work depending whether you wish to refer CINCO group work in general, or specific features of Pilarcos architecture or prototype infrastructure services.


  • Lea Kutvonen. Multi-tier agent architecture for open service ecosystems. In Proceedings of First International Conference on Agreement Technologies, Dubrovnik, Croatia, October 2012. [ preprint | .pdf ]
  • Nikolay Mehandjiev, Hamideh Afsarmanesh, Luis M. Camarinha-Matos, Lea Kutvonen, and Alex Norta. Dynamic Business Process Formation for Instant Virtual Enterprises, chapter 12: Comparable Approaches to IVE. Advanced Information and Knowledge Processing. Springer, 2010. PDF.
    • Errata: Pilarcos has multi-way contracts, business procesess are aggregated to business network models (BNMs), BNMs are used for monitoring instead of executing the model with a required platform engine, ... (the final comparison list is incidental editor's copy-paste mistake from the preceding subsection)
  • Lea Kutvonen, Toni Ruokolainen, Sini Ruohomaa, and Janne Metso. Service-oriented middleware for managing inter-enterprise collaborations. In Global Implications of Modern Enterprise Information Systems: Technologies and Applications, Advances in Enterprise Information Systems (AEIS), pages 209-241. IGI Global, December 2008. PDF.

Service-interoperability and collaboration control infrastructure:

Community establishment facilities; multiway matching of service offers; decision-making support, including reputation-based trust decisions:

Service interoperability, type safety, management of nonfunctional properties:

  • Toni Ruokolainen and Lea Kutvonen. Service Typing in Collaborative Systems. In 2nd International Conference on Interoperability for Enterprise Software and Applications (I-ESA 2006). Springer-Verlag, March 2006.
  • Toni Ruokolainen and Lea Kutvonen. Handbook of Research on Non-Functional Properties for Service-Oriented Systems: Future Directions, chapter 21: Framework for managing features of open service ecosystems. IGI Global, December 2011. PDF.

Subjective management of trusted business transactions:

  • Lea Kutvonen, Alex Norta, and Sini Ruohomaa. Inter-enterprise business transaction management in open service ecosystems. In 2012 IEEE 16th International Enterprise Distributed Object Computing Conference (EDOC 2012), pages 31-40, Beijing, China, September 2012. Best paper award.
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Unifying external business processes:

  • Alex Norta and Paul Grefen. Discovering Patterns for Inter-Organizational Business Collaboration. International Journal of Cooperative Information Systems, 16(3/4):507-544, December 2007.


  • Sini Ruohomaa and Lea Kutvonen. Trust management survey. In Proceedings of the iTrust 3rd International Conference on Trust Management, 23-26, May, 2005, Rocquencourt, France, pages 77-92. Springer-Verlag, LNCS 3477/2005, May 2005. PDF.
  • Sini Ruohomaa, Lea Kutvonen, and Eleni Koutrouli. Reputation management survey. In Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Availability, Reliability and Security (ARES 2007), pages 103-111, Vienna, Austria, April 2007. IEEE Computer Society.


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