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DBE: Digital Business Ecosystem

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Programme: SIXTH FRAMEWORK PROGRAMME
Programme Acronym: FP6-IST
Contract Type: INTEGRATED PROJECT
Start Date: 2003-11-01
End Date: 2007-01-31
Contract No: 507953
Role for TUC/MUSIC: Contractor
Funding for TUC/MUSIC: 529218.0 Euros
Principal Investigator for TUC/MUSIC: Stavros Christodoulakis

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The overall objective of the DBE is aimed at proving Europe with a recognized advantage in innovative software application development by its SME industry, launching a disruptive technology paradigm for the creation of a digital business ecosystems for SMEs and software providers thus improving their value network. An open-source distributed environment will support the spontaneous evolution, adaptation and composition of software components - which also embed business rules - and services allowing SMEs, that are solution and e-business service providers, to cooperate in production of components and applications adapted to local business needs. This will allow EU small software providers to leverage the possibility of new distribution channels providing services at local ecosystems and extending their market reach through the DBE. Easy access and large availability of applications, adapted to local SMEs, will foster ICT adoption and local economical growth of innovation nodes. This can only be achieved with a vision leading to a paradigm shift: the complexity of distributed software production and the new forms of networked business require a multi-disciplinary approach based on biology, physics and social sciences mechanisms and models. DBE transposes from living organisms mechanisms like: evolution, adaptation, autonomy, viability, introspection, knowledge sharing, selection, and will lead to emergence of novel architectures and technologies, business processes and knowledge. The DBE will change the way SMEs and EU software providers use and distribute their products and services. It will allow SMEs to link enterprise-wide external resources and value networks, and to allocate them based on their business priorities. The DBE is based on the key finding that with such evolutionary and self-organising system Europe could harness the complexity of software production and its SME software industry could regain competitiveness.

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(5) A Knowledge Management Platform for Supporting Digital Business Ecosystems based on P2P and SOA technologies

Publication Authors: Pappas N., Kazasis F., Anestis G., Gioldasis N., Christodoulakis S.
Publication Info: In the Proceedings of the 1st IEEE International Conference on Digital Ecosystems and Technologies, Cairns Australia, Feb. 2007
Publication Type: Conference Publications

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(4) SSLE: A Language and an Interactive Editor for the Semantic Description of Services in MOF Architectures

Publication Authors: Gioldasis N., Dakanalis T., Anestis G., Pappas N., Kazasis F., Christodoulakis S.
Publication Info: In the Proceedings of the 1st IEEE International Conference on Digital Ecosystems and Technologies, Cairns Australia, Feb. 2007
Publication Type: Conference Publications

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(3) Querying MOF Repositories: The Design and Implementation of the Query Metamodel Language (QML)

Publication Authors: Kotopoulos G., Kazasis F., Christodoulakis S.
Publication Info: IEEE International Conference on Digital Ecosystems and Technologies 2007
Publication Type: Conference Publications

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(2) A P2P and SOA infrastructure for Distributed Ontology-Based Knowledge Management

Publication Authors: Gioldasis N., Pappas N., Kazasis F., Anestis G., Christodoulakis S.
Publication Info: In the Proceedings of the 1st Workshop of the DELOS II EU NoE on Digital Library Architectures, Cagliari, Italy, June 24-25 2004
Publication Type: Workshop Proceedings

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(1) MOF-based Knowledge Management for a Digital Business Ecosystem

Publication Authors: Kazasis F., Gioldasis N., Pappas N., Anestis G., Christodoulakis S.
Publication Info: In the Proceedings of the 2nd IST Workshop on Metadata Management in Grid and P2P Systems (MMGPS): Models, Services and Architectures, December 2004
Publication Type: Workshop Proceedings

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(2) The Digital Business Ecosystem Concept

Type: Video
An illustrative movie about the Digital Business Ecosystem Concept

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(1) The DBE Technical Environment

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An illustrative movie about the DBE concept, and the main technical features

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Project Consortium

Partner Logo IBM.be
INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES BELGIUM
BE
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INTEL PERFORMANCE LEARNING SOLUTIONS LIMITED
IE
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LONDON SCHOOL OF ECONOMICS AND POLITICAL SCIENCE
UK
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IMPERIAL COLLEGE OF SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY AND MEDICINE
UK
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TAMPEREEN TEKNILLINEN YLIOPISTO
FI
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FORSCHUNGSZENTRUM INFORMATIK AN DER UNIVERSITAET KARLSRUHE
DE
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T6 SOCIETA COOPERATIVA
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UNIVERSIDAD DE ZARAGOZA
ES
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SOLUTA.NET S.R.L.
ΙΤ
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THE UNIVERSITY OF SURREY
UK
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WATERFORD INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
IE
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UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL ENGLAND IN BIRMINGHAM
UK
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INSTITUTO TECNOLOGICO DE ARAGON
ES
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FACHHOCHSCHULE SALZBURG GMBH
ΑΤ
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THE PROVOST FELLOWS AND SCHOLARS OF THE COLLEGE OF THE HOLY AND UNDIVIDED TRINITY OF QUEEN ELIZABETH NEAR DUBLIN
IE
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SUN MICROSYSTEMS IBERICA, S.A. UNIPERSONAL
ES
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TEKNOLOGIAKESKUS HERMIA OY
FI
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HERIOT-WATT UNIVERSITY
UK
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UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI LECCE
ΙΤ
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FONDAZIONE CENTRO STUDI INVESTIMENTI SOCIALI - CENSIS
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