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IEEE DEST 2008

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2008 IEEE International Conference on Digital Ecosystems and Technologies

(IEEE DEST 2008) will be held between 26-29 Feb 2008 in Thailand.

Digital Ecosystem is defined as an open, loosely coupled, domain clustered, demand-driven, self-organising collaborative environment, where each species is proactive and responsive for its own benefit or profit. 

Digital Ecosystems are essentially about creating value by making connections in different domains through the use of the modern networked society and economy supported by different forms of collaborative IT frameworks. They lie at the intersection between industry, business, human endeavours, social science, and cutting edge internet technologies and is application driven research.

The underlying technologies that support digital ecosystems have several different variants including semantic web, ontology based knowledge sharing, self organizing intelligent agents, trust and recommender systems, web services and platform based systems. Any given digital ecosystem could rely on one or more of these technologies.

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  models (such as peer-to-peer) or hybrid model (such as web services) into a self-organised, interactive environment which offers cost-effective digital services and value-creating activities that attract human, organisational and software agents that participate in and benefit from it.

The conference (IEEE DEST 2008) provides a forum for both IT frameworks to support collaboration in its different forms and domain based collaboration’s supported by the digital networked paradigm such as e-humanities, cultural ecosystems, and economic systems.

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 (IEEE DEST 2008) is to strengthen ICT to support digital ecosystems in different domains, especially focusing on the architectural triangle between industries, human endeavours and advanced ICT.  It includes conceptual frameworks, architectures, self-organising infrastructures, ambient intelligence, autonomous agents, e-humanities, social networks, and service-oriented collaborative platforms.

A special focus of this conference (IEEE DEST 2008)is collaboration instead of unbridled competition and ICT based catalyst effect in a number of domains to produce network enriched communities.

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TCII Chair: Professor Elizabeth Chang 
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