[Om-announce] IEEE DEST-CEE 2013, Menlo Park (July 24-26): Extended Paper Submission: April 15, 2013

Fulvio Frati fulvio.frati at unimi.it
Thu Mar 14 22:42:40 CET 2013


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7th IEEE International Conference on Digital Ecosystems and Technologies

Special Theme - Complex Environment Engineering

24-26 July 2013 – Menlo Park, California, USA

Call for Papers

About IEEE DEST 2013:

What are Digital Ecosystems?

Digital Ecosystems inherit concepts of open, loosely coupled, demand-driven,
domain clustered, agent-based self-organized collaborative environments
where species/agents form a temporary coalition (or longer term) for a
specific purpose or goals. Within this environment everyone is proactive and
responsive for their own benefit or profit. The essence of digital
ecosystems is the adoption of ecological system concepts, and creating value
by making connections through collective intelligence and promoting
collaboration instead of unbridled competition and ICT-based catalyst
effects in a number of domains, to produce networked enriched communities
and solutions. 


What are Digital Ecosystem Technologies?

In the present Digital Age, strong development of digital network
infrastructure has dominated our service delivery, economic growth and life
style. Future applications in domains such as Health-Science, Energy, Social
Networks and Logistics demand infrastructures that are more agile than those
operated currently. Digital Ecosystems aim to capture the notion of such
agile and adaptive infrastructures. Digital Ecosystem Technologies encompass
the advent of the whole spectrum of Internet technologies, starting from the
hyperlinked web towards pervasive internet applications, from Peer-to-Peer
systems to Grid middleware, followed by Cloud Services, Agent technologies,
Sensor Networks and Cyber Physical Systems, which has become a major theme
for business process digitalization. 


Complex Environment Engineering - Special Theme for IEEE-DEST 2013

Today's global challenges such as in Energy and Sustainability, Healthcare
and an Aging Society, Public Safety and Security, or Democracy and
Participation/Involvement confront us with the most Complex Environments.
Traditional ICT-support has often increased complexity, thus making the
challenges even more severe. The Digital Ecosystem perspective aims to
address the two-fold challenge of Complex Environment Engineering and
Digital Ecosystem Technology mapping. The complexity of both the challenges
and the technological solutions has to be acknowledged. 

IEEE DEST 2013 with its special theme of - Complex Environment Engineering
recognizes the key role of business process data modeling, representation
and privacy-aware analysis for Digital Ecosystems, and vice versa. In 2013,
the distinguished SEED Inauguration Workshop "Building a Digital Ecosystem
for Societal Empowerment" will take place in cooperation with IEEE DEST
2013. Further, the Innovation Adoption Forum underpins the importance of
public-private partnership as the key for delivering sustainable solutions
for our Complex Living and Business Environment – and thus our Digital
Ecosystem Habitat. Our Keynotes, Panels and Sessions will tackle the
multifaceted challenges and solutions from various stakeholders’


Important Dates:

Submission of Tutorial: Dec 15, 2012

Notification of Acceptance of Tutorial/Workshop/Special Session: Jan 15,

Paper Submission: April 15, 2013

Author Notification: May  6, 2013

Camera Ready Version: May 20, 2013


Contact Information:

Conference Secretary & Treasurer

Gaurangi Potdar

Dest2013 at digital-ecology.org <mailto:Dest2013 at digital-ecology.org> 

 <mailto:Gaurangi at digital-ecology.org> Gaurangi at digital-ecology.org

Webmaster & Graphic Designer

Samin Mirgheshmi Samin at digital-ecology.org
<mailto:Samin at digital-ecology.org> 


Paper Submission:

Papers should be original works and up to 6 pages in length. All submitted
papers will be peer reviewed by at least 3 independent reviewers. Papers
submitted for this conference must be formatted to fit on A4 paper in a two
column format. The author should use a word processor or desktop publishing
system to produce a "camera ready'' paper on A4 paper.


All manuscripts submitted for this conference must be in IEEE
Xplore-compatible PDF format. To assist authors in meeting this requirement
, IEEE has established a web based service called PDF Xpress. We strongly
suggest that you use this service. Complete  information on the papers
submission system for IEEE DEST 2013 will be made available shortly on 


Conference Location and Context:

The IEEE DEST-CEE 2013 will be hosted in Menlo Park, California. Situated in
the heart of the Silicon Valley, it´s right in the epicenter of the Digital
Ecosystem revolution. The research and innovation ecosystem here is
legendary, fuelled by the unique spirit and entrepreneurship of The Valley
and The Bay Area. Bridging the Bay, UC Berkeley and Stanford University are
world renown for their global impact in science and technology, trends
setting in society and ecology/sustainability, and economic development.
Companies such as IBM, Intel, Google, Facebook linked-in and numerous other
technology drivers are in direct proximity. From San Jose to Woodside to
Berkeley, the spirit is “in the air” – today as much as in the past decades.
IEEE DEST-CEE 2013 will take place in the heart of the Silicon Valley, at
stunning conference locations in Menlo Park and at Stanford University.
People around the globe enjoy the Californian Way of Life, blending it´s
vibrant socio-technological momentum with the tranquillity of the Pacific,
it´s redwood forests, and San Francisco and Berkeley as the spirited places
for those who still see it as the counter-culture centre of the Sixties.
Free Speech and “Flower Power” are forever in Berkeley´s and San Francisco´s
“DNA,” as much as Venture Capital Companies and technology leaders team up
in The Valley. IEEE DEST-CEE 2013 taps and gets involved into this
ecosystem. We look forward to your involvement!







SEED Inauguration Workshop

Building a Digital Ecosystem for Societal Empowerment

Pre-conference symposium: July 23, and then with IEEE DEST 2013


Conference Tracks:




Area I deals with the basic 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. Area I
includes two one-day tracks that feature contributions on how the
technological support for digital ecosystems is emerging. 


Track A: Foundations of Digital Ecosystems & Complex Environment Engineering

Track B: Convergence of Technologies for Sustainable Infrastructures




Area II presents contributions in various application domains, Just as the
development of Smart Grids required the convergence of energy and
information system infrastructures, radically new approaches to the design,
convergence, and adoption of systems are required for future solutions in a
variety of domains. Radically increasing the involvement of stakeholders
with complex environments is one potential route for providing solutions in
these domains, for example in energy systems or healthcare. In the longer
term, approaches for enabling collaborative ecosystems may lead to
high-impact solutions for today´s most pressing challenges. The “Sustainable
Domain Solutions” tracks will identify domain requirements, research
challenges and systems solutions with respect to the concept of Digital
Ecosystems and Complex Environment Engineering, 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, with respect to large infrastructure platforms; evolvability,
with respect to the introduction and life-cycle of service platforms; and
usability, with respect to human factors and user benefits. 


Track C: Digital Humanities

Track D: Cyber-Security Ecosystem

Track E: Hybrid Biological-Digital Systems

Track F: Healthcare and Sustainable Living

Track G: Track I: Platforms for Social and Community Involvement /

Track H: Cyber-Physical Energy Systems

Track I: Collaborative Platforms for Sustainable Logistics and
Track J: Fuzzy Semantic computing in digital ecosystems

Track K: Big Data Ecosystems




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