From metaphor towards paradigm - a computing roadmap of digital ecosystems

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Pournaras, Evangelos and Miah, Shah Jahan (2012) From metaphor towards paradigm - a computing roadmap of digital ecosystems. In: 2012 6th IEEE International Conference on Digital Ecosystems and Technologies (DEST). IEEE, Piscataway, New Jersey.


Metaphors from biological ecosystems emerge in a wide range of leading computing areas and applications of digital ecosystems. The diversified use of these metaphors in different application domains of digital ecosystems varies between computing areas and shapes their interventions. This paper reviews these application interventions of various computing areas as a qualitative approach to outline a roadmap of digital ecosystems from a metaphor towards a mature scientific paradigm. This roadmap is illustrated through five propositions to current practice. The proposed roadmap envisions digital ecosystems as a collaborative coordination environment and platform for computing interventions. ----conference held: Complex Environment Engineering Municipal Casino, Campione d’Italia (Italy), 18–20 June 2012

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Item type Book Section
DOI 10.1109/DEST.2012.6227904
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ISBN 9781467317023 (print), 9781467317016 (online), 9781467317030
Subjects Historical > FOR Classification > 1503 Business and Management
Historical > Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > College of Business
Keywords ResPubID25707, groupware, socio-economic, biological ecosystems, collaborative coordination environment, computing interventions, digital ecosystems, scientific paradigm, biology, cloud computing, complexity theory, computational modelling, ecosystems, green products, peer to peer computing, p2p
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