2008 2nd IEEE International Conference on Digital Ecosystems and Technologies (IEEE-DEST 2008) (IEEE-DEST 2008)

Venue: Phitsanulok

Location: Phitsanulok, Thailand

Event Date/Time: Feb 26, 2008 End Date/Time: Feb 29, 2008
Registration Date: Feb 26, 2008
Early Registration Date: Dec 31, 2007
Abstract Submission Date: Sep 30, 2007
Paper Submission Date: Sep 30, 2007
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The digital ecosystem is defined as an open, loosely coupled, domain clustered, demand-driven, self-organising agents’ environment, where each species is proactive and responsive for its own benefit or profit. The underlying technology for digital ecosystems is composed of extended web services architecture, self-organising intelligent agents, ontology-based knowledge sharing and a swarm intelligence-based recommendation system. These technologies provide services that are required for digital ecosystems.

Digital ecosystems capture the essence of the classical, complex ecological environment in nature, where organisms form a dynamic and interrelated complex ecosystem. They conserve and utilise the environment and its resources. This analogy is a new mind-set and way of thinking in the Digital Economy. Digital ecosystems transcend the traditional, rigorously defined collaborative environments, such as centralised (client-server) or distributed (such as peer-to-peer) models or hybrid model (web services) into a self-organised, interactive environment which offers cost-effective digital services and value-creating activities that attract human, organisation and software agents that participate in and benefit from it.

The research targets Frontier Technologies for Digital Ecosystems and the building of specific services and information infrastructures to support the different application domains. It is an intersection between industry, business, human endeavours, social science, and cutting edge internet technologies and is application driven research.

This conference series helps worldwide researchers further their understanding and broad application of the digital ecosystem ideas, principles and architecture in industry, business, government, social science and other domain disciplines to enhance the productivity, growth, prosperity and social, cultural and economic balance and sustainability.

The main conference theme is to strengthen ICT to support different digital ecosystems, especially focusing on the architectural triangle between industries, human endeavours and advanced ICT. It includes conceptual frameworks, architectures, self-organising infrastructures, swarm intelligence, ambient intelligence, autonomous agents, e-humanities, social networks, and service-oriented collaborative platforms.

A special theme of this conference is collaboration instead of unbridled competition and ICT based catalyst effect in a number of domains to produce network enriched communities.