IEEE DEST 2013 will be organized in two areas:

Tracks deals with deep ICT foundations of digital ecosystems, including large-scale, virtualized infrastructures, hosting ecosystem services and processes. Ecosystems require a novel approach to ICT technology development, closely related to the engineering of complex systems includes how the technological support for digital ecosystems, presents contributions in various application domains, it requires convergence of multi discipline of science and engineering studies. Radically increasing the involvement of stakeholders with smart planet and complex cyber physical systems. For example in energy systems or healthcare systems. In the longer term, approaches for enabling collaborative ecosystems may lead to high-impact solutions for today´s most pressing challenges. The tracks will identify domain requirements, research challenges and systems solutions with respect to the concept of Digital Ecosystems, Smart Planet and Complex Cyber Digital Systems, as outlined in the background and objectives of IEEE DEST 2013. Within this context, the tracks will focus on, but not be limited to, the issues like - scalability and availability, heterogeneity, elasticity, utility, mobility, integrity  and evolvability.