Complex Adaptive Digital Ecosystems

Gerard Briscoe

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We investigate an abstract conceptualisation of Digital Ecosystems from a computer science perspective. We then provide a conceptual framework for the cross pollination of ideas, concepts and understanding between different classes of ecosystems through the universally applicable principles of Complex Adaptive Systems (CAS) modelling. A framework to assist the cross-disciplinary collaboration of research into Digital Ecosystems, including Digital Business Ecosystems (DBEs) and Digital Knowledge Ecosystems (DKEs). So, we have defined the key steps towards a theoretical framework for Digital Ecosystems, that is compatible with the diverse theoretical views prevalent. Therefore, a theoretical edifice that can unify the diverse efforts within Digital Ecosystems research. Copyright 2010 ACM.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the International Conference on Management of Emergent Digital EcoSystems, MEDES'10
Number of pages8
Publication statusPublished - 2010
EventInternational Conference on Management of Emergent Digital EcoSystems, MEDES'10 - Bangkok, Thailand
Duration: 26 Oct 201029 Oct 2010


ConferenceInternational Conference on Management of Emergent Digital EcoSystems, MEDES'10


  • Business ecosystems
  • Complex Adaptive Systemss
  • Knowledge ecosystems
  • Multi-agent systems


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