SOCOLNET is an international technical and scientific association, not for profit, that aims at promoting and stimulating scientific research, education, technological development, scientific and technical interactions among researchers in the area of Collaborative Networks, including virtual organizations, virtual enterprises, virtual communities, virtual laboratories, and related areas. 

In order to pursue its objective, the society may carry out all the activities that it deems necessary or appropriate and, in particular, may:
  1. Promote the exchange of ideas and experiences among its members, and between them and the rest of the scientific community in order to increase the knowledge of the area.
  2. Promote activities such as seminars, courses, colloquia, conferences, workshops, etc.
  3. Promote and sponsor the edition of publications relevant for the objectives of the association.
  4. Propose education curricula on collaborative networks.
  5. Promote studies and research actions on collaborative networks.
  6. Collaborate with other organizations.

The Board of the Society may launch Special Interest Groups (SIGs) for the development of specific missions with a temporary duration. Examples of SIGs:
  • ARCON Reference Modeling for Collaborative Networks
  • eVAR VBE for Academic Results exploitation

SOCOLNET members interested in launching a new SIG can send a proposal to the Society’s President specifying: SIGs purpose and scope, Modus operandi, Expected results, Duration, Initial membership and conditions for joining.