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Open Philosophies for associative Autopoietic Digital Ecosystems

Open Philosophies for associative Autopoietic Digital Ecosystems

Objective

Digital Ecosystems are emerging as a novel approach for the catalysis of sustainable regional development driven by SMEs. The two overarching aims of the OPAALS NoE are to build an interdisciplinary research community in the emerging area of Digital Ecosystems, and to develop an integrated theoretical foundation for Digital Ecosystems research spanning three widely different disciplinary domains: social science, computer science, and natural science.

The main claim that OPAALS makes is that in order to achieve sustainable digital business ecosystems of SMEs and software components we need to understand in depth the collaborative processes and ICTs that underpin the continuous creation, formalisation, and sharing of knowledge in the form of business models, software infrastructure for e-Business transactions, and new formal and semi-formal languages. Our strategy is based on the development of an Open Knowledge Space. Because this process must be sustainable and scalable it must be recursive and self-reinforcing. It follows that OPAALS is the first step in a recursive, reflexive, and self-reinforcing community building process that will culminate at the end of the project with an Open Knowledge community of research and innovation inclusive of all the stakeholders of digital ecosystems but mainly of academic institutions and SMEs. We will integrate the research outputs in automatic code generation, autopoietic P2P networks, and distributed accountability, identity and trust into the existing infrastructure from the DBE project.

These technical and scientific research activities will be balanced by research in the role of formal and semi-formal languages in epistemic communities and in new Open Source models emerging in public and commercial projects. Finally, we will develop a unifying evolutionary framework for language in order to base the evolutionary and adaptation characteristics of the digital ecosystems on the main medium of social constructivism: language.

Coordinator

LONDON SCHOOL OF ECONOMICS AND POLITICAL SCIENCE

Address

Houghton Street
London

United Kingdom

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Participants (14)

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CREATE-NET (CENTER FOR RESEARCH AND TELECOMMUNICATION EXPERIMENTATION FOR NETWORKED COMMUNITIES)

Italy

FACHHOCHSCHULE SALZBURG GMBH

Austria

INDIAN INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY KANPUR

India

INSTITUTO DE PESQUISAS EM TECNOLOGIA DA INFORMACAO

Brazil

KIGALI INSTITUTE OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

Rwanda

T6 SOCIETA COOPERATIVA

Italy

TAMPEREEN TEKNILLINEN YLIOPISTO

Finland

TECHIDEAS ASESORES TECNOLOGICOS, S.L.

Spain

THE UNIVERSITY OF DUNDEE

United Kingdom

THE UNIVERSITY OF SURREY

United Kingdom

UNIVERSITAET KASSEL

Germany

UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL ENGLAND IN BIRMINGHAM

United Kingdom

UNIVERSITY OF LIMERICK

Ireland

WATERFORD INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY

Ireland

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 034824

  • Start date

    1 June 2006

  • End date

    31 May 2010

Funded under:

FP6-IST

Coordinated by:

LONDON SCHOOL OF ECONOMICS AND POLITICAL SCIENCE

United Kingdom