TRACK A: FOUNDATIONS OF DIGITAL ECOSYSTEMS AND COMPLEX ENVIRONMENT ENGINEERING

Track co-Chairs: 

• Christian Guetl, Graz University of Technology, Austria
• Leila Ismail, University of the Emirates, UAE
• Cary Lexar, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, USA

Track A addresses the foundations of Digital Ecosystems in the context of Complex Environments Engineering. A digital ecosystem is defined as an open, loosely coupled, demand-driven, domain clustered, agent -based self organized environment where species/agents form short and long-term coalitions for specific purposes or goals, and everyone is proactive and responsive for its own benefit or profit. Interactions among peers in Digital Ecosystems may involve, besides unbridled competition, new modalities of pre-competitive and collaborative partnerships . Digital ecosystems are characterized by complexity – demanding radically new solutions. . This track focuses on the theoretical foundations, that can be drawn upon form various disciplines.

  • The focus of Track A is on, but is not limited to:
  • Models for Digital Ecosystems and Complex Environments
  • Economic  and Value Models for Digital Ecosystems
  • Techniques for Coordination, Availability and Resource Allocation
  • Ontologies for service and data semantics
  • Soft computing
  • Fuzzy logic
  • Evolutionary computing