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IEEE DEST SEED 2013 : Social, Economic and Environmental Development Framework - Building a Digital Ecosystem for Societal Empowerment


When Jul 23, 2013 - Jul 26, 2013
Where Menlo Park, California, USA
Submission Deadline Apr 15, 2013
Notification Due May 6, 2013
Final Version Due May 20, 2013
Categories    semantic web   business management   cloud computing   policy

Call For Papers

The SEED (Social, Economic and Environmental Development) Framework envisions a holistic system approach that is specifically designed to support self-organizing, multidisciplinary collaborations and, most importantly, to transform concepts and ideas into actions for sustained community development with a deep awareness of the local culture.

As part of the 7th IEEE International Conference on Digital Ecosystems and Technologies (DEST2013), the SEED Framework Workshop seeks enabling technologies that would help facilitate a “coopetition” innovation cycle that consist of:

Identify needs, including input from local stakeholders
Collate and prioritize, based on commonality
Codify in knowledge base

Perform business analysis and modeling for value-based partnership ecosystem
Find partners and build multidisciplinary teams

Define project scope
Identify applicable research, technology, and best practices
Secure initial pilot project funding

Customize research, technology, and best practices to suit local conditions/competences
Document findings of local implementation
Shared knowledgebase with similar communities, who can replicate solutions and thus reduce redundant investment

Use benchmarks and metrics to determine impact investment strategy
Refine knowledge base

New technology implementation and deployment
New business and job creation
Technology transfer
Curriculum development for education
Enhancement of best practices knowledge base

***** Topics of interest: *****

SEED: Technology and Framework to facilitate a collaborative multi-sector innovation cycle, from concept to market.
SEED: Trusted infrastructure and technology enablers for project-based community involvement and development
SEED: Business strategy analysis and modeling for value network partnership
SEED: Semantic knowledgebase for Sustainability Science knowledge management
SEED: Methodology, metrics and models for impact-based benchmarking and investment
SEED: Case studies of ICT enabled multi-sector and interdisciplinary community development

For full paper submission guidelines, please visit the following links:

You are welcome to use the same submission process to submit abstract for SEED panel sessions or special presentations. Only paper submissions will be included in IEEE conference proceedings.

SEED Framework Contact: seeds [at]

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’ perspectives.

Important Dates:
Paper Submission: April 15, 2013
Author Notification: May 6, 2013
Camera Ready Version: May 20, 2013

Conference Venue:
The IEEE DEST-CEE 2013 will take place at the enchanted Allied Arts Guild ( in Menlo Park, California next to Stanford University.

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