A model for digital business ecosystem and topological analysis

Juan Wang*, Philippe De Wilde

*Corresponding author for this work

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This paper presents a novel approach to model a complex evolving system, a Digital Business Ecosystem (DBE) that takes the specific needs of Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) into account. It aims to provide an open-source distributed environment to support the spontaneous evolution and composition of services for SMEs. A two-tier architecture model as a simplified version of the system is presented, consisting of a business network layer and a P2P communication layer that interact with each other and evolve over time. The benefit of the model-driven approach is to allow us running discrete event simulations on it to study, e.g how the topology of the SME network affects the topology of the P2P communication network.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 2008 IEEE International Conference on Services Computing, SCC 2008
Place of PublicationLOS ALAMITOS
Number of pages2
ISBN (Print)9780769532837
Publication statusPublished - 2008
Event2008 IEEE International Conference on Services Computing - Honolulu, HI, United States
Duration: 7 Jul 200811 Jul 2008


Conference2008 IEEE International Conference on Services Computing
Abbreviated titleSCC 2008
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityHonolulu, HI


  • Services
  • Communication
  • Business ecosystem


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